The whole truth about Van Gogh’s ear, and why his ‘mad genius’ is a myth

Vincent cut off his left ear on 23 December 1888. It was the first of several serious breakdowns that plagued him until his tragic suicide a year and a half later. We don’t know precisely what his illness was, but it had a huge impact on him.

How did Vincent cope with this difficult period in his life?

vincent van gogh on the verge of insanity

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