Ginnekenmarkt - Breda
In 1886 Vincent went to live with his brother Theo in Montmartre in Paris. There he dived into the nightlife. He visited cafés, dance halls, theatres, restaurants and brothels.
Vincent would have drunk a lot of absinthe, a heavy alcoholic beverage. Absinthe was a popular drink in Vincent's day, especially among artists. It was not only cheap, but also an experience to drink.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec portrayed Vincent with a glass of absinthe on the table in front of him. According to the artist Paul Signac, in Paris Vincent always went to the café at the end of the day. There, "absinthe and cognacs followed one another in rapid succession.