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Self-Portrait 1887 by Vincent Van Gogh

Self-Portrait 1887 by Vincent Van Gogh

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Fully restored and ready to print as a canvas or paper Giclee. Our Giclee prints are guaranteed not to fade for 120 years. We use only Lucia Inks from Canon. In addition the canvas and papers we print on are artist grade to insure the longevity of your print. All framing is museum quality.

Around the world, people recognize this man with a red beard and an earnest look in his eyes. Vincent van Gogh painted about 35 self-portraits in total, most of them in Paris. For him, this was a way of practicing portrait painting. His intention was not to portray himself as realistically as possible. He used the Neo-Impressionist style here, with short, rough brushstrokes. These alternate with longer strokes, such as the orange in his beard.

The background was originally purple (a mix of red and blue), but the red pigment has discolored and has become almost completely transparent.