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VAN GOGH SELF-PORTRAIT DECLARED GENUINE

sombre tones, this haunting self portrait is quite different from Van Gogh’s usually vivid style,, painted in 1889, was recently delivered to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam by Oslo’s National Gallery, where Dutch experts have confirmed that it is indeed a work by the infamous post-impressionist. The moving piece is now known to have been painted while he was suffering from psychosis in a French asylum, a year after he had severed his own ear.

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