Vincent van Gogh's Ear Removal: Gauguin and not insanity?

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  1. EnolaGaia

    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainmen ... 033650.stm
     
  2. James_H2

    James_H2 Great Old One

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    I read an article where it was indicated that they didn't really have much effort for this. But it might as well be true. You know what these artists are like.
     
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    sherbetbizarre Special Branch

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    I'm halfway through this interesting doc, shown on BBc2 the other night...
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07nswft/the-mystery-of-van-goghs-ear
     
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    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    Another Van Gogh related tale.

    Australian artist Matt Butterworth feared a long day when he dressed up as Vincent van Gogh, travelled to Melbourne's finest gallery, and posted a sign outside.

    "FREE. TAKE A SELFIE WITH VAN GOGH. (Look-alike)," it read.

    It was 10:00, and Butterworth could see few people at the National Gallery of Victoria, which is holding Australia's largest-ever exhibition of the Dutch painter's works.

    But after one person came forward, his offer "went crazy".

    "I had tiers of people lining up to take a selfie with me. I was getting hugs from random strangers," he said.

    Butterworth posed for 147 selfies in just over 90 minutes, at which time his phone battery went dead. Participants ranged from children to the elderly. ...

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-39971622?ocid=socialflow_twitter
     
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