Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Self Portrait with Hat. (detail)

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

In February 1886 he moved to Paris, where he met Pissarro, Degas, Gauguin, Seurat, and Toulouse-Lautrec. At this time his painting underwent a violent metamorphosis under the combined influence of Impressionism and Japanese woodcuts, losing its moralistic flavour of social realism. Van Gogh became obsessed by the symbolic and expressive values of colors and began to use them for this purpose rather than, as did the Impressionists, for the reproduction of visual appearances, atmosphere, and light. `Instead of trying to reproduce exactly what I have before my eyes,' he wrote, `I use color more arbitrarily so as to express myself more forcibly'.

Keywords

Paris, France, Paris, France, Style: Dutch Post-Impressionist, School: Post-Impressionist, Movement: Post-Impressionism, Dutch, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Dutch Post-Impressionist; School: Post-Impressionist; Movement: Post-Impressionism; Dutch; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Paris, France; Paris, France

Time Period

Summer, 1887

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-NHF0055

Self Portrait with Hat. (detail)

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