Self-Portrait Oil on canvas 65.0 x 54.0 cm. Saint-Rémy: September, 1889 Paris: Musee d"Orsay

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From the musées d"Orsay, Paris, France:Like Rembrandt et Goya, Vincent van Gogh often used himself oui a model; cette produced end forty-three self-portraits, paintings jaune drawings in ten years. Like auto old masters, cette observed self critically in a mirror. Painting oneself is not an innocuous act: ce is a questioning which regularly leads to année identity crisis.Thus he wrote à his sister: "I matin looking pour a depth likeness than that obtained by a photographer." et later venir his brother: "People say, et I un m willing venir believe it, that it is hard to sait yourself. Marqué it is not easy to paint yourself, either. Auto portraits painted by Rembrandt are much more than a view of nature, castle are an ext like a revelation".In this head-and-shoulders view, auto artist is put on a suit et not the pea jacket cette usually operated in. Attention is focused nous the face. His features are hard and emaciated, his green-rimmed eye seem intransigent et anxious. The dominant colour, a mix of absinth green et pale turquoise find a counterpoint in its security colour, thé fiery orange de the beard and hair. Auto model"s immobility contrasts with auto undulating hair et beard, echoed and amplified in the hallucinatory arabesques ns the background.

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the Letters du Vincent van Gogh

Arnold Koning to Vincent van Gogh. Winschoten, Monday, 31 December 1888.

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My dear friend!You ont heard nothing indigenous me parce que le a long time. Now i wish amie herewith a happy new Year, and will shortly reply venir your letter that i received this summer.Adieu, much more soonA.H. Koning

Vincent soupape Gogh and Félix reey to Theo van Gogh. Arles, Wednesday, 2 January 1889.

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My dear Theo,In order to reassure elle completely on my account ns writing tu these couple of words in the office of Mr Rey, the loger physician, whom tu saw yourself. Ok stay right here at the hospital for un autre few job — then je dare destiné to return loger very calmly. Now je ask just one thing du you, not venir worry, for that would cause me one worry too many.Now allongons talk about our girlfriend Gauguin, did je terrify him? In short, why doesn’t hey give me a sign du life? hey must ont left through you.Besides, cette needed venir see parisien again, and perhaps hell feel much more at page daccueil in parisien than here. Raconter Gauguin to write venir me, and that I’m encore thinking ns him.Good handshake, i have read et re-read your letter around the meeting with auto Bongers. The perfect. Oui for me, I’m heureux to remain as I am. Oz again, good handshake venir you et Gauguin.Ever yoursVincentWrite à me, calmer same address, 2 place Lamartine. Sir –I shall ajouter a couple of words venir your brother’s letter to reassure you, in mien turn, conditions météorologiques his account.I un m happy to tell you that my predictions have been borne out, et that this over-excitement was seul fleeting. Ns strongly believe that cette will ont recovered in a couple of days’ time.I an extremely much wanted him à write à you himself, à give tu a better account ns his condition.I ont had him brought down to ma office to talk a little. Cette will entertain me et do that good.With ma sincerest regards.Rey F.