Van Gogh Did NOT Cut Off His Own Ear

Apparently, fellow artist Paul Gauguin did.  In the latest art news, there was a dual and Gauguin, who was an expert fencer cut off the ear.Vincent Van Gogh (1853-90), Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1889, Oil on canvas, 60 x 49 cm. Copyright: Courtauld Institute But in order to protect Gauguin, they both agreed to tell the police that it was Gogh himself that cut off his own ear.  There’s even a book released entitled Van Gogh’s Ear that has been heavily researched.  For all you art fans out there, I’m sure this is one sure to please.

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I have just completed a visiting position as an assistant professor at Dalhousie University. My ideas are not associated with my employer; they are expressions of my own thoughts and ideas. Some of them are just musings while others could be serious discussions that could turn into a bigger project. Besides philosophy, I enjoy martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), playing my violin, enjoying coffee around town, and experimenting with new food.
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1 Response to Van Gogh Did NOT Cut Off His Own Ear

  1. aubreycierra says:

    That is one I didn’t know. I knew there was skepticism about wither he actually did it him self but I never really looked into it. Kinda nice to know though. LOL

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