self-portrait with a bandaged ear


Self-Portrait with Dark-Felt Hat (1886) | Self-Portrait with Grey-Felt Hat (1886/87)
Self-Portrait with Straw Hat (1887) | Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe (1889)

The more ugly, older, more cantankerous, more ill and poorer I become, the more I try to make amends by making my colours more vibrants, more balanced and beaming.
-Vincent van Gogh


Kirby and Fine Art, PART 1!

Click each image for the name of the original picture (on the right) and the artist.

While subbing episode 77, ‘Royal Acadedemy’, I was determined to find out what each of the paintings used in the episode were from.

It’s interesting to note that none of the versions used in the episode are exact copies! Many of them look like they’ve been completely redrawn rather than just having filters applied.

Fun fact-  The dimensions of the Mona Lisa are about 30" x 20".

…Which means Kirby really is only about 8″ tall here!



Some Vincent van Gogh self portraits at museums and in private collections :

Self-portrait ‘à l'oreille mutilé’ 1889 National Gallery Norway.

Self portrait 1887 The Rijkmuseum,Amsterdam

Self portrait as painter  1887 1888 Van Gogh Museum,Amsterdam

Self Portrait Wadsworth Atheneum, Connecticut

Self Portrait with felt Hat ,Winter 1887–1888 Van Gogh Museum,Amsterdam

Self-portrait with pipe and straw hat  1888 Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

Self Portrait  with a bandaged ear  1989  The Courtauld’s Gallery Collection

Self portrait with straw hat  1887 Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Self-Portrait with Pallette  1889 National Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian

Self portrait with bandaged ear and Pipe 1889  Private Collection