Cafe Terrace at Night by Vincent van Gogh represents a charming view of a cafe terrace under the rich, indigo night skies. This painting uses bright colors to portray the night as full of colors and meaning. He used a vibrant blend of colors to recreate the setting based on what he sees, practicing impressionism with broad brush strokes. The yellow walls of the well-lit cafe not only give a sense of a summer night in France but also represent happiness and the painter's religious inspirations. The cobbled street and high houses could be representing a Parisian night, as coffee shops are a real institution in the French capital. People go there alone to read a book, or with friends debating and talking for hours.