This is a self-portrait painting by Vincent Van Gogh. This painting was made in 1888. The media used in this painting is oil on canvas. The artist uses an array of implied texture throughout the painting to portray the felt hat, jacket, and the subject's facial hair. The background of the self portrait painting by Van Gogh also contains texture that blends in with the subject. I chose this painting because it is a self-portrait like the ones we are working on in class and it incorporates the element of texture.