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Vincent van Gogh Self Portrait (1887) Canvas Wall Scroll
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Celebrated artist Vincent van Gogh was born Dutch but he had an intense love for the French countryside where he lived and painted for much of his life. Using his now famous style of bright bold, colorful strokes, Van Gogh painted himself over thirty times as he was unable to pay a model, which helped to develop his skills as an artist. With a wonderful depth of color, our Design Toscano vinyl-canvas wall scroll hearkens back to the parchments of European galleries. This beautiful work of wall art is suspended from an ebony ribbon hanger by a black wooden rod and finials.
20" Wx1" Dx17½" H. 1 lb.
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   Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)




As one of the leaders of the post-impressionist movement, Gogh's art represents the idea of emotional spontaneity in painting. Famous van Gogh paintings, such as Starry Night and Self Portrait, have served as a major influence on scores of other artists.

Born March 30, 1853 in Groot-Zundert, Denmark, he often presented a moody, impatient disposition that would be the downfall for most of his professional pursuits. Early van Gogh paintings reflect on his time as an Evangelical preacher in Belgium, where he ministered among the miners at Wasmes. Gogh's brother Theo, an art dealer, encouraged Vincent to move to Paris in early 1886

In 1888, van Gogh moved to the town of Arles in southern France. All visible phenomena, whether painted or hand-drawn, seemed to be infused with a physical and spiritual strength that can be seen throughout many van Gogh paintings. During this enthusiastic time for van Gogh, he persuaded fellow artist Paul Gauguin to join him in Arles. Two months after Gauguin's arrival, the two artists began to have violent arguments, one of which culminated in van Gogh threatening Gauguin with a razor. Later that night, van Gogh sliced off part of his own ear in remorse over the threat.

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