From the New York City The Museum of Modern Art: Matisse turned this intimate scene of his daughter, Marguerite, reading into a riot of color—her hair is painted in nearly as many colors as the fruit in the foreground. The artist developed this bold palette in the summer of 1905 in the southern port town of Collioure, France. There, painting alongside his friend the artist André Derain, he fulfilled his goal of learning "how to make my colors sing." Most critics judged his colors less than favorably, deriding Matisse and fellow artists as fauves, or "wild beasts," but shortly after this painting was made it was purchased by the supportive art critic and dealer Felix Fénéon.
At Val-Saint-Nicolas near Dieppe in the Morning 1897 - dramatic cliff-top view of the Atlantic dates from Monet's painting expedition in Pourville in 1897. Monet had worked in this location the year before and marvelled at the splendor of the natural landscape. - art-Monet.com
Van Gogh had intended to make a nocturnal painting for some time. And not one in the conventional manner, in shades of black and grey, but actually with an abundance of colours. Equally unconventional is that he paints this gas-lit terrace of a café in Arles - art-vanGogh.com