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Self-portrait, 1887

Oil on cardboard
12 9/10 × 9 2/5 in
32.8 × 24 cm
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Kröller-Müller Museum
Otterlo
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In November of the year 1885 Van Gogh leaves the Netherlands. After a brief stay in Antwerp he goes …

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In November of the year 1885 Van Gogh leaves the Netherlands. After a brief stay in Antwerp he goes to Paris, which at the time is the centre of European art. There he paints his first self-portraits. During his stay in the French capital (until February 1888) he produces around 25. There is no other period in his …

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Vincent van Gogh
Dutch, 1853–1890
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Primarily self-taught and unappreciated during his lifetime, Vincent van Gogh made over 900 paintings and 1,100 works on paper during the decade that he worked as an artist. Influenced by Jean-Francois Millet and the Barbizon School artists, van Gogh’s early work comprises dour portraits of Dutch peasants and depressing rural landscapes. In 1886-88 he moved to Paris, where Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism had a big impact on his painting. He brightened his palette, experimented with shorter brushstrokes, impasto, and complementary colors. The paintings he made in Paris announce the bolder Post-Impressionist style that he is best known for today. Emotionally unstable, humorless, and argumentative, van Gogh eventually had a breakdown and moved to an asylum in the south of France where he painted landscapes, portraits, interiors and still lifes steeped with personal symbolism.

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In November of the year 1885 Van Gogh leaves the Netherlands. After a brief stay in Antwerp he goes …

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In November of the year 1885 Van Gogh leaves the Netherlands. After a brief stay in Antwerp he goes to Paris, which at the time is the centre of European art. There he paints his first self-portraits. During his stay in the French capital (until February 1888) he produces around 25. There is no other period in his …

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Vincent van Gogh
Dutch, 1853–1890
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Primarily self-taught and unappreciated during his lifetime, Vincent van Gogh made over 900 paintings and 1,100 works on paper during the decade that he worked as an artist. Influenced by Jean-Francois Millet and the Barbizon School artists, van Gogh’s early work comprises dour portraits of Dutch peasants and depressing rural landscapes. In 1886-88 he moved to Paris, where Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism had a big impact on his painting. He brightened his palette, experimented with shorter brushstrokes, impasto, and complementary colors. The paintings he made in Paris announce the bolder Post-Impressionist style that he is best known for today. Emotionally unstable, humorless, and argumentative, van Gogh eventually had a breakdown and moved to an asylum in the south of France where he painted landscapes, portraits, interiors and still lifes steeped with personal symbolism.

Self-portrait, 1887

Oil on cardboard
12 9/10 × 9 2/5 in
32.8 × 24 cm
Permanent collection
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