The Met: Van Gogh Self-Portrait Tote Bags

The Met: Van Gogh Self-Portrait Tote Bags

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👉 Brand: Metropolitan Museum of Art
👉 Material: 100% canvas
👉 Dimensions: 40 x 30 cm

This screen-printed bag features a detail of Vincent van Gogh's (Dutch, 1853–1890) iconic 1887 Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat in The Met collection. Whether you’re headed to work, school, the gym, or the beach, this sturdy natural canvas tote bag with navy cotton webbing handles will carry your essentials with artful style.

While living in Paris from 1886 to 1888, Van Gogh painted more than 20 self-portraits. Lacking funds, he bought a mirror and used himself as a subject in order to pursue the art of figure painting without having to pay fees to a model.

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Van Gogh: Self-Portrait with Straw Hat

Van Gogh produced more than twenty self-portraits during his Parisian sojourn (1886–88). Short of funds but determined nevertheless to hone his skills as a figure painter, he became his own best sitter: "I purposely bought a good enough mirror to work from myself, for want of a model." This picture, which shows the artist's awareness of Neo-Impressionist technique and color theory, is one of several that are painted on the reverse of an earlier peasant study


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