Paul Gauguin, 1889 - Self-Portrait - fine art print

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Supplemental information by National Gallery of Art (© - by National Gallery of Art -

Self–portraiture constituted a significant element of Gauguin's production, particularly in 1888 and 1889. Gauguin's interest was prompted in part by Vincent van Gogh's 1888 portrait series including La Mousmé, which Gauguin knew from his correspondence with Van Gogh and his brother Theo. In addition, Van Gogh hoped to establish an artists' colony in the south that could be analogous to Gauguin's circle in Brittany and proposed an exchange of self–portraits. Gauguin's only known statements about his self–portraiture concern a work similar to the National Gallery’s Self–Portrait and thus have relevance. Gauguin refers to "the face of an outlaw . . . with an inner nobility and gentleness," a face that is "symbol of the contemporary impressionist painter" and "a portrait of all wretched victims of society."

This Self–Portrait, painted on a cupboard door from the dining room of an inn in the Breton hamlet Le Pouldu, is one of Gauguin's most important and radical paintings. His haloed head and disembodied right hand, a snake inserted between the fingers, float on amorphous zones of yellow and red. Elements of caricature add an ironic and aggressively ambivalent inflection to this painted assertion of Gauguin's artistic superiority and make him the sardonic hero of his new aesthetic system.

Background information on the original piece of art

Title of the artpiece: "Self-Portrait"
Artwork categorization: painting
Broad category: modern art
Temporal classification: 19th century
Created in: 1889
Artwork age: over 130 years old
Artwork original medium: oil on wood
Original dimensions (artwork): 79,2 x 51,3 cm (31 3/16 x 20 3/16 in)
Museum / location: National Gallery of Art
Location of the museum: Washington D.C., United States of America
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License type of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: National Gallery of Art, Washington

Artist details table

Artist name: Paul Gauguin
Other names: Paul Gauguin, Gauguin Eugène-Henri-Paul, Kao-keng, Gauguin Paul, Gauguin Eugène Henri Paul, P. gaugin, Eugene-Henri Gauguin, Gauguin Pablo, Gauguin, gauguin p., Paul Gaugin, p. gauguin, Gaugin Paul, gauguin paul, Gogen Polʹ, גוגן פול
Artist gender: male
Nationality: French
Jobs: sculptor, graphic artist, painter
Country: France
Artist classification: modern artist
Styles of the artist: Impressionism
Lifespan: 55 years
Year of birth: 1848
Birthplace: Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Died: 1903
Town of death: Atuona, French Polynesia

About the product

Print product type: fine art reproduction
Reproduction method: digital reproduction
Production process: UV direct printing (digital print)
Product Origin: Germany
Type of stock: on demand production
Intended usage: wall art, wall décor
Image orientation: portrait format
Image aspect ratio: length : width - 2 : 3
Implication of image aspect ratio: the length is 33% shorter than the width
Materials available: poster print (canvas paper), canvas print, metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating)
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) options: 20x30cm - 8x12", 40x60cm - 16x24", 60x90cm - 24x35", 80x120cm - 31x47", 100x150cm - 39x59"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) variants: 20x30cm - 8x12", 40x60cm - 16x24", 60x90cm - 24x35", 80x120cm - 31x47", 100x150cm - 39x59"
Poster print (canvas paper) size options: 40x60cm - 16x24", 60x90cm - 24x35", 80x120cm - 31x47"
Aluminium print (aluminium dibond material) size options: 20x30cm - 8x12", 40x60cm - 16x24", 60x90cm - 24x35", 80x120cm - 31x47"
Framing of the art reproduction: not included

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For every product we offer different materials & sizes. The following sizes and materials are the options we offer you for individualization:

  • Aluminium print (aluminium dibond): An Aluminium Dibond print is a material with an outstanding depth effect, creating a modern look with a surface , which is non-reflective. The Aluminium Dibond Print is the best start to fine art prints on aluminum. The bright and white sections of the original artpiece shimmer with a silk gloss, however without any glare. Colors are luminous and bright, the details are very clear. This direct UV print on Aluminum Dibond is the most popular entry-level product and is a truly contemporary way to display artworks, since it draws focus on the replica of the artwork.
  • Acrylic glass print: An acrylic glass print, often named a plexiglass print, will convert the original work of art into décor and is a great alternative to canvas or aluminium dibond fine art prints. The great advantage of an acrylic glass fine art print is that contrasts as well as small image details will be visible with the help of the fine gradation of the picture.
  • Canvas print: A canvas print, not to be confused with a painting on a canvas, is a digital copy printed on a UV direct printer. A canvas makes a special impression of three-dimensionality. Canvas prints are relatively low in weight, which implies that it is easy to hang your Canvas print without the help of any wall-mounts. Because of thata canvas print is suitable for any kind of wall.
  • Poster (canvas material): The poster is a printed flat canvas paper with a slightly rough texture on the surface. It is optimally suited for putting your fine art print with a custom frame. Please bear in mind, that depending on the size of the poster we add a white margin of around 2-6cm around the print motif in order to facilitate the framing with your custom frame.

About the product

The work of art was made by the impressionist artist Paul Gauguin. The 130 year old artpiece has the size - 79,2 x 51,3 cm (31 3/16 x 20 3/16 in). Oil on wood was used by the French artist as the technique for the masterpiece. Today, this piece of art can be viewed in in the National Gallery of Art's collection. With courtesy of: National Gallery of Art, Washington (public domain license).The creditline of the artwork is: . Furthermore, alignment is in portrait format and has a side ratio of 2 : 3, which implies that the length is 33% shorter than the width. Paul Gauguin was a painter, sculptor, graphic artist from France, whose style can be classified as Impressionism. The painter was born in 1848 in Paris, Ile-de-France, France and deceased at the age of 55 in 1903 in Atuona, French Polynesia.

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