Van Gogh experimented with the use of color to express emotion. In this self-portrait, his brush strokes are short and quick, and the painting dances with dots and dashes of different colors. His head is encircled with a "halo" or ring of colors, and orange dots in the background seem to reflect the orange-red of his beard. He painted himself looking directly at the viewer with a sharp gaze. He seems to frown and wrinkle his brow in concentration. The colors are as intense as his own personality.
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