Vincent van Gogh self portrait found at Geneva flea market major

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History of myself or history of selfportraits, by Yves Calmejane A fortieth self portrait ? There are ...
History of myself or history of selfportraits, by Yves Calmejane A fortieth self portrait ? There are many things left to discover about one of the most famous painters in the world. A young art lover, Jules Petroz, has recently discovered in a flea market a portrait which could be dated from the Parisian period of Van Gogh. If it was a self-portrait, it would be the fortieth. The small painting has character; dark coloured and the gaunt face could correspond to the artist’s look when arrived in Paris, he was sheltered by his brother Theo. He arrived broke from Anvers and physically diminished. Very little is known from this period, most of what we know being based on the brothers’s reciprocal letters. Although it is not technically early Parisian period but Vincent Van Gogh changed so often style during this epoch. After quarrelling with girlfriend Agostina Segatori, (the ‘Tambourine’ holder, a cabaret in Montmartre where Vincent had hanged most of his latest works), he came back to collect his works; alas! The cabaret had shut down, the lady gone and the paintings sold for a few francs to a junk dealer… Did some of these paintings survive? The painting is here reproduced so the reader can make himself an opinion. And for art sake.
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