Van Gogh : Resurrection
Vincent had always
wondered about death and resurrection.
Copying Rembrants work, just before leaving Saint Rémy, he
represented himself (it was in fact his last autoportrait), under the
features of a Lazare brought back to life, apparently striving to get
up. Hes surrounded by two panic-stricken, almost frightened women:
I made three figures who are in the background of the etched Lazare
: the dead and his two sisters. The cave and the corpse are purple yellow
white. The woman who takes the hanky from the risen from the dead mans
face has a green dress and orange hair, the other has black hair and wears
striped clothes in green and pink. Behind them, a country, blue hills,
a yellow rising sun.
Was it him, the corpse and the risen from the dead?