duo-van-gogh-painting-photoDutch painter Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) created dozens of self-portraits in his life. Partly due to the fact that he had little money to pay for models to sit for portraits. He also painted his own face as a way to explore “personal realization and aesthetic achievement.” Here we see a self-portrait next to one of the few known photographs* of Vincent. Although there is some dispute over its authenticity.

Artist Tadao Cern did an interesting digital recreation of the artist’s most iconic self-portraits using photography and digital retouching: Revealing the Truth

© 2013 Tadao Cern

* Taken in Brussels by photographer Victor Morin around 1886.