The Self-Portrait

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van gogh collaboration title: pair eyewear and van gogh museum

Vincent van Gogh
(1853 - 1890)
Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat
September-October 1887
oil on cotton, 44.5 cm x 37.2 cm
(Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
vangoghmuseum.nl

Van Gogh painted this self-portrait in the winter of 1887–88, when he had been in Paris for almost two years. It is clear from the work that he had studied the technique of the Pointillists and applied it in his own, original way. He placed the short stripes of paint in different directions. Where they follow the outline of his head, they form a kind of halo.

The painting is also one of Van Gogh’s boldest colour experiments in Paris. He placed complementary colours alongside one another using long brushstrokes: blue and orange in the background, and red and green in the beard and eyes. The colours intensify one another. The red pigment has faded, so the purple strokes are now blue, which means the contrast with the yellow is less powerful.

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The Self-Portrait

Base Frame Shape:

About this design:

van gogh collaboration title: pair eyewear and van gogh museum

Vincent van Gogh
(1853 - 1890)
Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat
September-October 1887
oil on cotton, 44.5 cm x 37.2 cm
(Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
vangoghmuseum.nl

Van Gogh painted this self-portrait in the winter of 1887–88, when he had been in Paris for almost two years. It is clear from the work that he had studied the technique of the Pointillists and applied it in his own, original way. He placed the short stripes of paint in different directions. Where they follow the outline of his head, they form a kind of halo.

The painting is also one of Van Gogh’s boldest colour experiments in Paris. He placed complementary colours alongside one another using long brushstrokes: blue and orange in the background, and red and green in the beard and eyes. The colours intensify one another. The red pigment has faded, so the purple strokes are now blue, which means the contrast with the yellow is less powerful.

Base Frame Sold Separately
This is a Top Frame and is made to fit on top of The Wanda Base Frame
Shop Base Frames