Portrait of the Artist As…,The Courtauld June 26th -July 22nd

Vincent van Gogh, Self-portrait with a Bandaged Ear, 1889, The Courtauld Gallery

Opening this week at the Courtauld is an exhibition which looks at the ways in which artists have portrayed themselves, their peers, and their predecessors from the 18th century to the present day.

From the Courtauld: “Inspired by the unique pairing of two powerful masterpieces, Vincent van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear (1889), and Francis Bacon’s Study for a Portrait of Van Gogh VI (1957), it uses works from a variety of media to show the richness, complexity, and singularity of the artist’s position within our culture, and addresses the many and varied implications of asserting an artistic identity.”

Portrait of the Artist As..

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