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In the Picture: Portraying the Artist

Browse through our carefully selected collection of catalogues, biographies and scientific studies, and get to know all about Vincent van Gogh, his work, his life and his contemporaries. Most of our books are developed by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

In the Picture: Portraying the Artist

In the Picture: Portraying the Artist

In the Picture: Portraying the Artist

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The role and status of the artist changes dramatically in the 19th century. The person behind the artwork gains importance and the artists’ portrait becomes a highly popular genre. Artists are keen to show themselves to the public, as both individuals and painters. In addition, the genre affords them the opportunity to use themselves as models.

The point of departure are Vincent van Gogh's self-portraits, 'Self-Portrait with Bandages Ear' (1889) amongst others. This iconic self-portrait offers an intimate reflection of Van Gogh's emotional state at the time, while also being a powerful statement of his identity as an artist.
The approximately 70 featured works, by artists including Vincent van Gogh, Gustave Courbet, Egon Schiele and James Ensor, as well as numerous female artists such as Thérèse Schwartze, Helene Schjerfbeck and Charley Toorop, provide a multifaceted insight into artists’ portraits.

Specs

Paperback, available in English and Dutch • 208 pages, c. 110 illustrations • By Nienke Bakker, Ann Blokland, Joost van der Hoeven, Laura Prins, Lisa Smit en Wieteke van Zeil.

Article number:
VG_329254
Brand:
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam®
Length:
24 cm
Width:
17 cm
Height:
1.8 cm
Weight:
680 gram

The exhibition In the Picture is on view at the Van Gogh Museum until 30 August 2020.
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