Self-portrait, Émile Bernard, 1897

Self-portrait, Émile Bernard, 1897

oil on canvas, h 52cm × w 42cm More details

‘A nos amis de Hollande’ (to our friends in Holland) Bernard wrote at the upper left. He meant the family of Andries Bonger, to whom he gave this self-portrait. Bernard belonged to the Nabis, the group of artists around Paul Gauguin, and was friends with Vincent van Gogh and Jan Verkade. He painted his self-portrait in the style called Synthetism or Cloisonnism, featuring simple, clearly delineated shapes and a limited range of colours.

On display in room 1.18

Collections with this work



3 days ago - 1,533 works 4099 40

Talks about artists


September 16 2023 - 790 works 3047 30

Alfredo Collection


8 hours ago - 230 works 48 1