Vincent Van Gogh – a Self Portrait


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The original of this self portrait was painted by Vincent Van Gogh shortly after he left the Asylum in St Remy in July 1889 and can be admired in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France. It is one of the many self portrait Vincent Van Gogh painted during his life time as Van Gogh could not afford to pay models to pose for him. His early works depicts the hard life of Dutch peasants, flowers, landscapes and he finished more than 30 self portrait in the last 5 years of his life alone.

Vincent Van Gogh painting style was heavily influenced by french artist Georges Seurat who painting in a new technique called Pointillism  where the colours of loose brush strokes fuse together on the canvas when seen from a distance.

Vincent Van Gogh died in 1890 as a poor artist as he only ever sold one painting through his brother Theo, an art dealer. However, after Van Gogh’s death, his paintings of Sunflowers and landscapes are now amongst some of the most known art pieces.

I choose this portrait of Vincent Van Gogh for his loose brush strokes as this is helping me to loosen my own brush strokes. Coming from an architectural back ground I was trained to keep the lines crisp and clear so trying to work loose like Vincent Van Gogh is a challenge for me. I tried to keep the calming cool blues and greens colours that Van Gogh used together with the contrasting vivid orange hair and beard.

I have used Atelier Interactive acrylic paint to re-create Van Gogh portrait on a canvas board.

This copy of Van Gogh is a one off original painting and it is framed with a gold finish timber frame 32m wide by 40cm high and a varnished finish for protection. 2 D-rings and hanging wire are attached to the back and it is ready to hang and brighten up your home.

A signed Certificate of Authenticity will be attached to the back of the painting.

Your painting will be packed with extra care in a sturdy cardboard box and shipped out within  1-3 business days. The Artwork is signed on the Front when possible.

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