Wednesday, May 29, 2019
This self-portrait is the last ever self-portrait painted by Vincent Es
This self-portrait is the last ever self-portrait painted by Vincent avant-garde Gogh before he died on the twenty-ninth July 1890 as a result of a self-inflicted bullet wound. This self-portrait is the last ever self-portrait painted by Vincentvan Gogh before he died on the twenty-ninth July 1890 as a result of aself-inflicted bullet wound.The first thing I notice when I look at the painting is the amount of unforgiving used to create the background, the jacket and also the darker,shaded areas on van Goghs face. I think van Gogh did this for a fewreasons,* wizard reason could be to show the way that he felt while he waspainting, which could of been sad or blue. This is a possibilityas van Gogh was known for his sad lifestyle which would eventuallylead to him mutilating his ear after an argument with the artistPaul Gaugin, becoming a voluntary forbearing at the St. Remy MentalAsylum and then finally, shooting himself in a suicide attempt anddying two days later.* Another reason fo r the hyperbolize use of blue could be down thefact that van Gogh wanted to make the reader feel as if it wascold or frigid in the painting.* One more reason could be to give the impression that van Gogh isstanding outside and the blue is the sky in the background.I can tell that van Gogh is not at a happy time in his life as hisexpression is gloomy and miserable. I think that the odd swirls in thebackground could be seen as symbolic of his mental state at the time.Whilst van ...
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