Self-Portrait with Felt Hat (1887-88) by Vincent Van Gogh

Self-Portrait with Felt Hat - Vincent Van Gogh - c.1887

Artwork Information

TitleSelf-Portrait with Felt Hat
ArtistVincent Van Gogh
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions44 x 37.5 cm
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationVan Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Location Created Paris, France

About Self-Portrait with Felt Hat

The artwork “Self-Portrait with Felt Hat” is a notable creation by the esteemed artist Vincent Van Gogh, dated circa 1887. This oil on canvas masterpiece is a quintessential example of the Post-Impressionism movement. Measuring 44 x 37.5 cm, the self-portrait can be appreciated at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The artwork was brought to life in Paris, France, where Van Gogh resided and found new inspiration during that period.

The self-portrait displays the artist with direct gaze, confronting the viewer. Van Gogh has rendered his visage with a rich tapestry of vibrant brushstrokes, illuminating his features with bold and contrasting colors. A felt hat adorns his head, its texture meticulously captured through the artist’s distinctive application of paint. The background swirls in a hypnotic pattern of blues and greens, suggesting a dynamic and restless atmosphere. This careful orchestration of color and gesture highlights the emotional intensity and psychological depth that Van Gogh infused into his work, offering a window into the artist’s soul.

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