Self-Portrait (1889) by Vincent Van Gogh

Self-Portrait - Vincent Van Gogh - 1889

Artwork Information

ArtistVincent Van Gogh
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions40 x 31 cm
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationPrivate Collection
Location Created Saint-rémy-de-provence, France

About Self-Portrait

The artwork titled “Self-Portrait” is a distinguished creation by the acclaimed artist Vincent Van Gogh, executed in 1889. This oil on canvas piece manifests the essence of the Post-Impressionism movement and spans dimensions of 40 by 31 centimeters. Van Gogh rendered this self-portrait during his time in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, and currently, it is housed within a private collection.

In the artwork, Van Gogh presents himself with a stern and contemplative expression. The brushwork is characteristically vigorous with dynamic and expressive strokes that capture the intensity of his gaze and the contours of his face. The palette is composed of earthy tones, with notable contrasts between the warm hues of his red hair and the cool tones of his blue attire. The background is muted, allowing the figure to stand out, and provides a stark canvas on which the arresting play of colors and form can be appreciated. This self-portrait exemplifies Van Gogh’s unique ability to translate emotional depth and psychological complexity onto canvas, a hallmark of his artistic legacy.

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