Thu 9 Apr – 30 Mar 2015
The Fondation has benefited since its opening from an annual loan from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, initiated between April 2014 and March 2015 with the painting Self-portrait with Pipe and Straw Hat.
Vincent painted this self-portrait in Paris prior to his departure for Arles. It shows him already imagining himself as a straw hatted man of the South. His bright palette, saturated with light, uses bold shades of color and his brushwork is uncommonly light and loose. To today’s eyes it is a particularly fresh and bewitching picture.