Self-Portrait, Van Gogh Deskpad

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Take home this deskpad which was inspired by Vincent van Gogh's Self-Portrait, a favorite in the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts. "For want of a better model," Van Gogh chose to paint his own portrait on many occasions. While in Paris between 1886 and 1888, Van Gogh lightened his palette under the influence of the brilliant colors of the impressionists, but he soon reserved the use of such light colors to express particular moods. Van Gogh's stay in Paris was a relatively happy one, and in this painting, created during the summer of 1887, he portrays himself with an almost light-hearted appearance.

Reproduced from the original oil painting, this vegan leather backed deskpad is a great way to enjoy this self-portrait without leaving your desk!

This circular deskpad is a nice memento of the painting and your visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Measures 14" round.

Custom designed by the DIA for the exhibition Van Gogh in America, Oct 2, 2022 — Jan 22, 2023, which explores the introduction and early reception of the iconic artist’s work in America.