Face to Face: The Neo-Impressionist Portrait, 1886-1904

June 15-September 7, 2014

Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait, 1887
The Art Institute of Chicago. Joseph Winterbotham Collection.
Photography © The Art Institute of Chicago.

How is a portrait more than just a likeness? Can a portrait reveal elements of character, identity, and personality? And what is the effect when that portrait is rendered according to certain rules of color and methods of brushwork? These are subjects addressed in Face to Face: The Neo-Impressionist Portrait, 1886-1904, a groundbreaking exhibition organized by the IMA that brings together some of the most intriguing portraits of late 19th-century Europe.

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