Vincent van Gogh painted this chair as a relative self-portrait. Artists love personification. I mean, darling, right?! Humble, quaint, simple.
Now, get ready to cringe. Below, van Gogh’s portrait of Gauguin.
Showy, gaudy, just completely over the top. If this is to “portray” Gauguin, my hate level just rose exponentially. And, personally, I’m not even a little surprised. I just feel even worse for van Gogh for wanting to hang out and do this loser’s homework. Though if he did it on purpose to show how much Gauguin sucks, bravo, fine fellow.