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Two for the price of one

During his two years spent in Paris (1886-1888) Van Gogh recycled many paintings. At first he painted new pictures on top of existing ones. Later on, he also painted new works on the reverse of earlier canvases , creating “double-sided” paintings.

Ella Hendriks, Senior Conservator at the Van Gogh Museum,  closes in to focus on five self-portraits made on the backs of paintings  from the Nuenen period.

 

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