An important post-impressionist artist.
Vincent van Gogh is one of the most iconic artists of all time. As a pioneering Post-Impressionist figure, Van Gogh paved the way for other avant-garde artists and played a key role in the evolution of modern art.
Post-impressionist artists such as Van Gogh were influenced by the initial impressionist movement but distanced themselves from the themes and techniques of the formal style of impressionism.
Post-Impressionism is a term used to describe the reaction in the 1880s against Impressionism. Artists Paul Cézanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, and Georges Seurat were the main figures of the art movement.
Van Gogh Self Portraits. 1887.
7 Self-portraits were produced in 1887 and these were an important part of his work as a painter.
Self-Portrait, 1887 Oil on artist’s board, mounted on cradled panel, 41 × 32.5 cm. Art Institute of Chicago.
He painted himself because he often lacked the money to pay for models.
Self-Portrait with Straw Hat, Summer 1887 Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.
Self-Portrait with Straw Hat, 1887 Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Self-Portrait, Summer 1887 Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Self-Portrait, 1887 Oil on pasteboard, 42 cm x 34 cm Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
Self-Portrait, Autumn 1887 Oil on canvas, 47 × 35 cm Musée d’Orsay, Paris.