Self Portrait with a Grey Felt Hat – (Vincent Van Gogh) Previous Next


Style: Post-Impressionism

Topic: Famous People Portraits Clothing Men

Date: 1887

Size: 42 x 34 cm

Museum: Stedelijk Museum (Netherlands)

Technique: Oil On Canvas

Due to the fact that Vincent van Gogh didn't have any money to hire models to pose for him he often painted himself. He painted this self-portrait in the winter of 1887-1888 when he was living with his brother Theo in Paris during almost 2 years. He made use of the painting technique pointillism, however, in his own way. Pointillism is a painting technique that Van Gogh learned when working in the studio of Fernand Cormon. By using strokes Van Gogh created a sort of halo around his head. This dynamic way of working was new to the art of painting and this portrait is a great example of this and also was a start to many more pieces painted in this way.

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