Why did Van Gogh Cut Off His Ear? – For Woman or Mental Illness?
The earliest surviving account of the infamous Van Gogh ear-slicing incident dates back to 1888. A British van Gogh specialist, Martin Bailey, has argued that the artist cut off his entire lobe with a razor blade after learning of his brother Theo’s engagement. A recent study suggests that this may have been the reason for the slashing.
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