Wednesday, May 06, 2009
So news this morning suggests that Van Gogh may not have chopped off his own ear afterall. (It isn't April 1st is it?) New evidence suggests that the injury may have been inflicted by fellow artist Paul Gaugin in a feud over a prostitute. Apparently Van Gogg never spoke of what happened (to his ear) and it was Gaugin who told police that the artist has sliced off his own ear. Credit for these findings go to some German historians who have been studying the "evidence" for 10 years. I wonder what they'll do next?
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