This lesson contains 14 slides, with text slides.
Story: Vincent hoped to earn money by painting portraits. But first, he needed a lot of practice. It cost less to paint his own portrait than to hire a model. But of course, he needed a way to see his own image. Here you can see what he used, in a detail from his famous painting The Bedroom: a mirror.
By clicking the link, you can open a new tab with an overview page from the Van Gogh Museum website.
Story: The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has 20 of Vincent's self-portraits: 19 paintings and one drawing. Now you can look at some of the portraits shown. Two portraits in the overview are also shown in later slides.
> In the portrait that is almost full face, you can see both ears.
Paint your own self-portrait