About IXXI – Vincent Van Gogh Pixel – 140 Cards – Self Portrait (1889)
This beautiful Vincent Van Gogh Pixel is part of the Pixel Collection by the Dutch wall decoration brand IXXI by designers Roel Vaessen, Paulien Berendsen & Eric Sloot. IXXI’s innovative wall decorations consist of a series of cards made in synaps synthetic paper (which is tear-proof, moisture and UV resistant) joined together by connectors that allow them to be rearranged. This IXXI Van Gogh pixel displays Vincent van Gogh’s notorious Self-portrait made in 1889, currently on display at Musée d’Orsay. Van Gogh like many artists in the history of art used himself as a model producing over 43 self-portraits during his lifetime. Like the old masters, van Gogh managed to paint himself critically, often revealing important psychological moments throughout the artist’s life. Such is the case of van Gogh’s Self-Portrait made in 1889 while interned at an Asylum in Saint-Remy. The arabesque figures in the background along with the bright aquamarine color are arguably indicative of the van Gogh’s mental state while interned at the psychiatric facility. Van Gogh’s static posture immediately contrasts with the dynamic absinthe-like color of the arabesque background. In this head-and-shoulders view, the artist is wearing a suit and not the pea jacket he usually worked in. More details on IXXI Van Gogh Pixel – 100 x 140 cm – 140 Cards – Self-Portrait (1889):
- Dimensions (140 cards + connectors): 39.37″ x 55.11″ (100 x 140cm)
- Dimensions (Single Card): 3.93″ x 3.93″ (10 x 10 cm)
- Material: Synaps synthetic paper (moisture resistant, UV resistant and tear-proof)
- Color: (Cards) Blue, Green, Brown, Orange, Yellow. | (Connectors) White.
- Artwork: Van Gogh, Vincent. Self Portrait. 1889. Oil on Canvas, 65 x 54.4 cm. Musee d’Orsay.