Paul Gauguin, “Self-Portrait Dedicated to Vincent van Gogh” (Les Misérables)

Someone said that all artists at some point need to create a self-portrait.

Everyone’s thoughts go to Van Gogh or Frida Kahlo, even though that’s not the only thing they painted. I thought of them too.

The strong bold colors and textures. Their eyes and how they look at us, even if obliquely.

I also thought of the dark Rembrandts that show a subtle smile.

But for some reason, I kept coming back to Gauguin. This one in particular is dedicated to Vincent Van Gogh.

Wouldn’t a self-portrait be dedicated to one’s self?   (Ana Perches)

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