Self Portrait 1887

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:45083

Vincent van Gogh's Self-Portrait (1887) is an extraordinary piece from his Post-Impressionist period. Painted in Paris, the art piece showcases van Gogh's expressive use of colors and daring brushwork, stepping away from realism to convey emotional intensity. The painting's uniqueness lies in the artist's introspective gaze and his audacious choice of color palette, effectively signifying his inner struggles and psychological state. This deeply personal self-representation embodies van Gogh's artistic evolution and the burgeoning of modernist painting.

48 cm

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Title: Understanding Vincent van Gogh’s Self-Portrait (1887): A Deep Dive into Art History

Van Gogh is undeniably one of the most notable and influential figures in the world of art. His unique style, emotive use of color, and ability to transform his personal suffering into works of profound depth have led to his recognition as a pioneering artist in the Post-Impressionist movement.

Vincent van Gogh’s Self-Portrait from 1887 is a prime example of his evolution as an artist and his developing signature style. Created in Paris, this painting comes from an important period in van Gogh’s career where he was heavily influenced by the color theories of the Impressionists and Neo-Impressionists. The artist, known for his raw honesty, not only utilized this self-portrait as a method of personal expression but also as a means to master his craft.

The 1887 Self-Portrait is set apart by its compelling use of color. Van Gogh diverged from the traditional dark and moody colors common in Dutch painting, and instead, he experimented with vibrant and complementary colors. His face is bathed in a yellow hue, possibly symbolic of his often troubled mental state. The background is made up of complementary blues, creating a striking contrast that amplifies the emotional intensity of the painting.

This self-portrait reflects Van Gogh’s journey of self-discovery and self-expression. The intense, almost confrontational gaze communicates a potent mixture of resolve, defiance, and vulnerability, offering a revealing glimpse into the troubled yet undeniably brilliant mind of the artist. It is one of over 30 self-portraits that Van Gogh created over a decade, making it a critical piece in understanding the trajectory of his life and art.

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Original size:
54 x 65 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
118 cm

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