Self Portrait 1889

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:45085

Vincent van Gogh's self-portrait (1889) is a vibrant reflection of Post-Impressionist style, marked by thick, emotional brushstrokes and bold color contrasts. Painted a year before his death, it offers a deeply personal insight into the artist's tumultuous mind, embodying his unique perception of reality. Its significance lies in its raw emotional expressiveness, and in being an authentic representation of Van Gogh's struggle with mental illness, making it a haunting yet captivating masterpiece.

52 cm

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Title: Vincent van Gogh’s Self-Portrait 1889: A Masterpiece in Expression and Technique

Vincent van Gogh, the eminent post-impressionist artist, painted a series of self-portraits throughout his career, each capturing his emotional and mental state in a unique manner. One of his most famous works, the “Van Gogh Self-Portrait” created in 1889, is a testament to his prodigious talent, expressive technique, and personal struggles.

Painted shortly after he voluntarily admitted himself to the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France, this self-portrait offers a profound look into Van Gogh’s state of mind. It’s not just a painting; it’s a vivid narrative of the artist’s life, his struggles with mental illness, and his unquenchable passion for art.

The “Van Gogh Self-Portrait” of 1889 showcases the artist’s signature style: bold, expressive brush strokes, vibrant color contrasts, and emotive composition. The swirling patterns of the background echo the turbulence he experienced in his own mind, while the penetrating gaze and the restrained palette in his face reveal an artist deeply introspective and wrestling with his own reality.

What makes this painting especially unique and celebrated is Van Gogh’s ability to convey a palpable sense of humanity and vulnerability, an intimate self-exploration that transcends the canvas to engage viewers even today. The paradox between his troubled psyche and his clear, focused approach to his work makes this self-portrait an enduring symbol of the power of art to communicate raw, human emotion.

As a defining piece of post-impressionist art, Van Gogh’s 1889 Self-Portrait is a beacon in art history that continues to inspire and intrigue. The genius of Van Gogh’s style, his poignant story, and the painting’s emotional depth make it a constant subject of study and admiration.

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Original size:
44.5 x 57.7 cm (width x height)
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Maximum order width:
122 cm

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