Donnerstag, 9. Februar 2017

Vincent Van Gogh Selbstbildnis Selbstportrait Self Portrait With Palette

Vincent Van Gogh Self Portrait With Palette (1889)

 Vincent Willem van Gogh was a post-Impressionist painter whose work was most notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color. The dozens of self-portraits by Vincent van Gogh were an important part of his oeuvre as a painter. He was a prolific self-portraitist, who painted himself 37 times between 1886 and 1889.. The paintings vary in intensity and color and some portray the artist with beard, some beardless, some with bandages This self-portrait was painted in Saint-Rémy in 1889 and depicts Vincent van Gogh, holding a palette in his left hand. The vivid orange of his hair and beard create a startling contrast to the bold blue background. Van Gogh wrote in a letter to his brother Theo about this portrayal as the one that captured his 'true character'.
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