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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About shaunmiller

I am a Ph. D student at Marquette University. The primary purpose of this blog is to get my ideas out there, and then have other people scrutinize, critique, build upon, and systematize beliefs. This blog will sometimes pertain to what I'm learning in my classes, but it will occasionally deal with non-classroom issues that I'm thinking about as well.
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One 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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