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Vincent van Gogh, Self-portrait, c. 1887. Oil on canvas, 41 x 33.5 cm, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT. (Gift of Philip I Goodwin in memory of his mother, Josephine S. Goodwin).

MADRID, SPAIN.-The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and Fundación Caja Madrid present their series of joint exhibitions, entitled The Mirror & the Mask. Portraiture in the Age of Picasso, which offers the first overview of this subject in 20th-century art. Considered one of the principal classical “genres”, the portrait nonetheless occupies a significant position in the work of many of the most important and influential artists of the early 20th-century avant-garde and the various subsequent modern art movements. The exhibition is jointly organised with the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth (Texas), where it will be shown between 17 June and 16 September 2007. Lire la suite http://www.artdaily.com/section/news/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=19669