Vincent van Gogh Pin
This pin features a detail of the work by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Self-Portrait, 1889, musée d'Orsay.
In this head-and-shoulders view, the artist is wearing a suit and not the pea jacket he usually worked in. Attention is focused on the face. His features are hard and emaciated, his green-rimmed eyes seem intransigent and anxious. The dominant colour, a mix of absinth green and pale turquoise finds a counterpoint in its complementary colour, the fiery orange of the beard and hair. The model's immobility contrasts with the undulating hair and beard, echoed and amplified in the hallucinatory arabesques of the background.
- Maintenance :
- Avoid contact with water, chemicals and cosmetics
- Museum :
- Musée d'Orsay
- Theme :
- Art movements :
- 19th century, Post-Impressionism
- Original work kept at :
- Paris, musée d'Orsay