PAINTER CUT HIS EAR ON THIS DAY IN 1888

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Vincent Van Gogh (1853 – 1890)  Painting by Australian artist John Russell.          

On December 23, 1888, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, suffering from
severe depression, cuts off the lower part of his left ear with a razor    
while staying in Arles, France.  He later documented the event in a
painting titled Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear. Today, Van Gogh is
regarded as an artistic genius and his masterpieces sell for record-
breaking prices; however, during his lifetime, he was a poster boy
for tortured starving artists and sold only one painting.
    


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A self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh with a bandaged ear. On
display in the
en:Courtauld Gallery.

An image of a large opened bible on a table top
Still Life with Open Bible, Extinguished Candle and Novel also Still
Life with Bible
, 1885.

An expansive painting of a wheatfield, with a footpath going through the centre underneath dark and forbidding skies, through which a flock of black crows fly.
Wheatfield with Crows, 1890.

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