Portraits and Self-portraits opens at the Van Gogh Museum

The exhibition In the Picture: Portraying the Artist is presented from 21 February to 24 May 2020 at the Van Gogh Museum.

The exhibition centres on portraits and self-portraits here by exploring themes of identity,  self-contemplation and existential suffering.

In the Picture features more than sixty works by artists such as Edvard Munch, Thérèse Schwartze, Gustave Courbet, Berthe Morisot and Helene Schjerfbeck in dialogue with major Van Gogh’s paintings. Van Gogh’s highlights include the renowned Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear (1889) on loan from The Courtauld Gallery in London and Self-Portrait (1889) from the National Museum in Oslo.