Gauguin 'cut off Van Gogh's ear'
By T.K. Randall
May 6, 2009 · 8 comments
Image Credit: Vincent Van Gogh
A new book based on the original police investigation in to the incident in which Van Gogh supposedly cut off his own ear has revealed that he may have lost the ear to a sword swipe from fellow artist Paul Gauguin.
Vincent van Gogh did not cut off his own ear but lost it in a fight with fellow artist Paul Gauguin in a row outside a brothel, it has been claimed. It has long been accepted that the mentally ill Dutch painter cut off his own ear with a razor after the row in Arles, southern France, in 1888."
Source: BBC News
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