Over the course of four years (1886–90)\, Vincent van Gogh\, a committed portraitist\, made about three dozen images of himself. Although each is g rounded in what the artist saw as he regarded himself in the mirror\, these works are not mere records of physical appearance\, Judy Sund tells. Van G ogh’s self-portraits also document processes of self-exploration and self-d efinition\, and they give tangible form to some of the diverse personas the artist crafted (for sibling\, parent\, colleague\, friend). Widely varied in palette and technique\, as well as in props\, costuming and backdrops\, Van Gogh’s self-portraits reveal shifts in his ambitions\, enthusiasms\, he alth and mental state\, as well as the evolution of his style as he encount ered the Parisian avant-garde and went on to forge his signature style in A rles and St.-Rémy.


Speaker: Judy Sund\, Professor of Art Histor y\, The Graduate Center and Queens College\, CUNY

DTEND:20130202T170000 DTSTAMP:20161021T194604 DTSTART:20130202T160000 GEO:34.1458399;-118.1583898 LOCATION:Norton Simon Museum\,411 W. Colorado Blvd \nPasadena\, CA 91105-18 25 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:From Mirror to Canvas: Van Gogh's Processes of Self-Portrayal UID:251140 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR