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Enamel Magnet: Van Gogh's Self Portrait with Straw Hat

Enamel Magnet: Van Gogh's Self Portrait with Straw Hat

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Self-Portrait with Straw Hat by Vincent van Gogh
  • Soft Enamel Magnet
  • 1¼ inches (3.17 cm) high
  • 5 colors

Vincent van Gogh’s dozens of self-portraits are an important part of his oeuvre as a painter. Most probably, van Gogh's self-portraits are depicting the face as it appeared in the mirror he used to reproduce his face, i.e. his right side in the image is in reality the left side of his face.

Van Gogh did not have money to pay for models. Therefore, it was cheaper and more convenient for him to paint self-portraits.

A few self-portraits with straw hat can be seen around the world: three at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, one at the Detroit Institute of Arts and another one at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

 

About the Artist, Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh (born March 30, 1853, Zundert, Netherlands—died July 29, 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, France) was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who posthumously became one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art.

In a decade, he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of which date from the last two years of his life. They include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits, and are characterized by bold colors and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. He was not commercially successful, and his death at 37 came after years of mental illness, depression and poverty.

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  • Refrigerator Magnets
  • 0.06 lb (1.0 oz; 28 g)
  • UPC: 717932974308
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