Self-Portrait With Bandaged Ear  1889

by Vincent van Gogh

This self-portrait was painted shortly after Van Gogh returned home from hospital having mutilated his own ear. [br] The prominent bandage shows that the context of this event is important. Van Gogh depicts himself in his studio, wearing his overcoat and a hat. Is it cold in the studio, or is this a sign of a lack of permanence? His facial expression is still and melan...
60.5 x 50 cm
Oil on canvas
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