Insights Into Art History

Van Gogh | Exploring Self

Free Young People's Workshop


Free in-person workshop with The Courtauld Young People’s Programme
Suitable for ages 16-18
Booking is essential due to popular demand

What is a self-portrait? How do artists reveal their identity through self-portraiture?

The myth of Van Gogh today is linked as much to his extraordinary life as it is to his paintings. This workshop will allow both aspects to be explored.

Experiment with Vincent van Gogh’s sophisticated mark-making in his famous Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear (1889), one of the most famous works in The Courtauld’s collection, and create your own self-portrait.

Vincent Van Gogh (1853–1890), Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1889, The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) © The Courtauld

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13 Feb 2024

10:00 – 15:30

The Courtauld Gallery


Young People

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