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Vincent van Gogh Paintings from Paris


Self-Portrait of Vincent van Gogh
Self-Portrait of Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh's Self-Portrait is an oil on artist's board mounted on cradled panel (16-1/4 x 12-3/4 inches) that is housed in the Art Institute of Chicago.
Vincent van Gogh's Self-Portrait is an oil on artist's board mounted on cradled panel (16-1/4 x 12-3/4 inches) that is housed in the Art Institute of Chicago.

Inspired by the stylistic innovations of Georges Seurat, Vincent van Gogh painted this self-portrait in 1887. In this painting, van Gogh experimented with a pointillist brush stroke.

 Van Gogh's use of the color complements red and green illustrates his desire to understand Neo-Impressionism, but his stroke remained emphatically expressive in contrast to the neutral surface effect the optical approach was formulated to achieve. Rather than the cool, intellectual objectives of Seurat's pioneering theories, van Gogh's work suggests emotional turbulence.

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