About Van Gogh Zip Pouch – Self Portrait with a Straw Hat (1887) – Met Museum
The post-impressionist artist Vincent Van Gogh painted his work Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat (1887) and it is hosted at Metropolitan Museum of Art‘s collection. Scholars observed from his divisionist brushstrokes the strong influence from Pointillists such as Georges Seurat, but instead of using dots Van Gogh notoriously employed dashes. From the influence of French Impressionists artist, Van Gogh also adopted the use of strong complementary colors, such as the prevalence in the use of oranges and blues. As a result, Van Gogh’s masterful use of complementary color harmonies achieves a visual aesthetically pleasing composition where the juxtaposition of colors intensifies the others surrounding it. While living in Paris, Van Gogh created 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 a model. This unique Van Gogh Zip Pouch is the perfect size to carry your everyday essentials wherever you go. More details on Van Gogh Zip Pouch – Self Portrait with a Straw Hat (1887) – Met Museum:
- Dimensions: 6 1/2”H x 9 1/2”W
- Weight: 0.5 lbs
- Material: 100% Canvas.
- Original: Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), Self Portrait with a Straw Hat (1887), Oil on Canvas. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.