Van Gogh | Portraits of the Artist
CHANNEL | BBC 2
FIRST BROADCAST | 02 May 1993
DURATION | 1 minutes 49 seconds
In 1887, Vincent van Gogh painted a portrait of his brother's flatmate, the Glaswegian art dealer Alexander Reid. In this programme, Reid's grandson Graham appraises the painting and provides a background to its history.
The painting under discussion in this programme was originally believed to have been a self-portrait by Van Gogh, probably because of the fiery red hair of the subject. It is one of two that Van Gogh is thought to have painted of Reid, who had shared an apartment in Montmartre, Paris, with the artist's brother, Theo. The painting is housed at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, thanks to a grant from the National Art Collections Fund.
This portrait of Alexander Reid is discussed in the documentary 'The Van Gogh Connection', which is also available in this collection.
The life and work of Vincent van Gogh in pictures.
A programme for schools on the life and art of Van Gogh.
How did a lost art treasure end up in a junk shop?
Paul Harris looks at Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers'.
David Hockney discusses a painting by Van Gogh.
How is Van Gogh's depression revealed in his self-portraits?
Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' breaks records at Christie's.
Why are Van Gogh's paintings fetching such high prices at auction?
Why are Van Gogh's works thought to be so good?
Matthew Parris examines the last letter from Van Gogh to his brother.
Graham Reid discusses a painting of his grandfather by Van Gogh.
Frank Delaney investigates Van Gogh as a self-mutilator.
Rolf Harris paints a self-portrait in the style of Vincent van Gogh.
How a painting of 'The Tiger Man' links Van Gogh with Scotland.
A lost painting by Van Gogh surfaces in Athens.
Who cut off Van Gogh's ear?
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