Vincent van Gogh Painting In Van Gogh Museum Is Brother Theo’s Picture?

By on Jun 23, 2011 in Arts, Europe, Lifestyle, World Comments


Vincent van Gogh’s Painting
Image Credit: Ilvy Njiokiktjien

Amsterdam‘s Van Gogh Museum art researchers revealed on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 that they have discovered one of Vincent van Gogh‘s paintings, previously thought to be a self-portrait actually depicts his brother, Theo, according to several international news sites.

“According to current opinion, Vincent van Gogh never painted his brother Theo, on whom he was dependent,” Van Gogh Museum said in a statement.

However, Louis van Tilborgh, a senior researcher now believed the 1887 painting of a man wearing a light-coloured hat and a dark blue jacket was Theo, Van Gogh‘s brother, reports said.

“The form and colour of Theo’s beard, more ochre than red, is also an indication” as well as the man’s “eye-colour and the style in which he was dressed supports the new insight,” Van Gogh Museum added.

Meanwhile, recent reports mentioned that the portrait was made in 1887 while the pair lived together in Paris. The painting has been in storage for years, but went on display at the museum as part of an exhibition on new findings about the time spent by Van Gogh in Antwerp and Paris from 1885 to 1888.



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