Martin Gayford

Astonishing and gripping: Van Gogh’s Self Portraits at the Courtauld reviewed

These paintings begin to provide some answers to question: why did Van Gogh paint himself so much?

‘Thin, pale as a devil’ but back again at his easel: Self-Portrait, late August 1889, by Van Gogh. Credit: The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo

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