June 19, 2005

Important Pictures 1

Important to me, that is. This Self portrait by Van Gogh, dedicated to Paul Gauguin

(larger image here)

This painting hangs in the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, Mass. I lived for 18 years in the Cambridge/Somerville area and less than a 30 minute walk to the Fogg for more than half of those years. This painting became very familiar to me. The intensity of it fills the room.

Posted by Tom at June 19, 2005 11:44 AM