WATCH: World-famous van Gogh self-portrait arrives in Cardiff

Visitors will be able to see the portrait from March 16 at the National Museum of Wales

Portrait of the Artist (1887) by Vincent van Gogh is going on display in the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff in an exhibition which asks: “Is a self-portrait the original selfie?”

Van Gogh’s self-portrait will be joined from a host of other internationally renowned artists, including Rembrandt, Brenda Chamberlain, Francis Bacon, Bedwyr Williams and Anya Paintsil.

Dr Kath Davies, director of collections and research at the National Museum, said: “We are delighted to welcome van Gogh’s self-portrait to National Museum Cardiff. I am sure visitors to the museum will enjoy seeing this work by one of the world’s best-known painters displayed alongside paintings by artists from our collection here in Wales.”

Portrait of the Artist (1887), Vincent van Gogh (CC: Billy Stewart)

Jane Richardson, chief executive of the National Museum, explained: “The national collection belongs to the people of Wales. On your behalf, we care for it, conserve it and most importantly, share it. By paying as little as a £1 you will help us to create new, inspiring ways for people to come and enjoy the national collection and the world’s most celebrated artists.”

You can get your ticket for Art of the Selfie through this link