Impressive Faces

Henri Fantin-Latour’s striking “A Studio at Les Batignolles” is a group portrait.Henri Fantin-Latour’s striking “A Studio at Les Batignolles” is a group portrait.

We just can’t shake him. On billboards, on buses, in publications like this one –– it seems that wherever we look, there’s Vincent van Gogh staring back at us.

The legendary Dutch artist’s 1887 self-portrait, its vibrant ochres and blue-greens characterizing his later work, is just one of several dozen gems hanging now through Sunday at the Kimbell Art Museum as part of Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay.

“His is a face that people know,” said Kimbell deputy director George T.M. Shackelford. And there are lots

Article source: http://www.fwweekly.com/2015/01/21/impressive-faces/

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