Self Portrait by Vincent van Gogh

Self Portrait

Self Portrait by Vincent van Gogh

Painting Details

Artist: Vincent van Gogh
Title and Year: Self Portrait, 1889
Size: 65 x 54cm
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Collection: Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France
Subject: Portraits, Male Portraits, Self Portraits


The artist painted his own image at regular intervals throughout his life. They are generally seen as insights into the psychological makeup of the great Dutch painter. This self portrait of Van Gogh has a swirling background that echoes the bust of the artist, but could also reflect the thinking of Vincent at the time of painting it.

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