Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:45088

"Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe" is a significant painting by Vincent van Gogh, created in 1889 during his stay at an asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. This artwork showcases van Gogh's distinct post-impressionist style, characterized by bold brushwork, vibrant colors, and emotional intensity. The self-portrait holds immense importance as it captures a poignant moment in the artist's life when he famously cut off a part of his own ear. It stands as a testament to van Gogh's turbulent emotional state, his artistic genius, and his ability to express profound human experiences through his work.

45 cm

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Vincent van Gogh’s “Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe” is a renowned painting that holds significant historical and artistic value. Created in January 1889, it is one of van Gogh’s most famous self-portraits and is currently housed in the Courtauld Gallery in London. This particular artwork stands out for several reasons.

The painting depicts van Gogh himself, gazing directly at the viewer. It portrays the artist with a bandage wrapped around his ear and holding a pipe in his hand. The bandage is significant because it references the dramatic incident that occurred a few months earlier, where van Gogh infamously severed a part of his own earlobe during a mental breakdown.

Van Gogh’s self-portraits are notable for their raw emotional intensity and expressive brushwork, and this painting is no exception. The bold and vibrant colors, characteristic of van Gogh’s style, create a sense of immediacy and capture the artist’s turbulent state of mind. The visible brushstrokes and thick application of paint add texture and depth to the artwork, further emphasizing van Gogh’s distinctive artistic approach.

“Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe” not only showcases van Gogh’s unique style but also serves as a testament to his personal struggles and the profound impact they had on his life and art. It provides a window into the artist’s inner world, allowing viewers to glimpse his emotional turmoil and the toll it took on his mental well-being.

Original size:
45 x 51 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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