Van Gogh Mu­seum, Am­s­ter­dam Show­ing un­til: 24 May 2020

Timeless Travels Magazine - - ART ROUNDUP -

The Van Gogh Mu­seum presents In the Pic­ture, an ex­hi­bi­tion fo­cus­ing on the role and sig­nif­i­cance of artist por­traits. Some 75 por­traits of­fer a wide-rang­ing in­tro­duc­tion to the wealth of self-por­traits and por­traits of artists pro­duced in the sec­ond half of the 19th cen­tury and the early 20th cen­tury.

In the Pic­ture unites ma­jor names and new faces. Por­traits by Vincent van Gogh will be ex­hib­ited along­side works by Ed­vard Munch, Gus­tave Courbet, Fran­cis Ba­con and He­lene Sch­jerf­beck. In ad­di­tion, there will be works by mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary artists who have been in­spired by Van Gogh’s self-por­traits.

Self-por­traits, por­traits of artists and stu­dio por­traits come in all shapes and sizes, but they all share one key con­nec­tion: they are rep­re­sen­ta­tions of artists in which the bound­aries be­tween re­al­ity and fic­tion are blurred.

Vincent van Gogh’s self-por­traits and por­traits of him by his friends form the heart of the ex­hi­bi­tion, with a lead role re­served for Van Gogh’s Self-por­trait with Bandaged Ear, on special loan from The Cour­tauld Gallery in London. Themes in­clude im­age-build­ing, in­tro­spec­tion and the myth of the suf­fer­ing artist.

Paula Moder­sohn-Becker, Self-Por­trait with Am­ber Neck­lace, c. 1905.

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