Painting Date
15th of January 1888
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This self portrait completed sometime over the winter of 1887 and 1888 shows Vincent’s increasing preoccupation with color and emotion in brushtroke.  Here he has chosen to use a radiating cadmium red light background and the shade on his forehead, lips, beard and ears all being relayed in a deeper cadmium red.  All brushstrokes seem to radiate out from the nose and eyes which are again a deep emerald green.


Painting, Oil on Canvas
Paris: Winter, 1887/88
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, New York, United States of America, North America
F: 365v, JH: 1354

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