The Painter Genius Who Cut Off His Own Ear

By on Sep 13, 2013 in Artists

Well known throughout the world to people as, “a tortured genius”. Vincent Van Gogh, who is believed to have cut off his own ear; even though two historians claim that he lost it in a fight with a French artist, who was presumed to be Van Gogh’s friend. No one really knows what exactly happened and Van Gogh was a rather recluse person into his later years of his career as an artist. It is said by most to be true that the disturbed painter presented the severed ear to a prostitute, then went home to sleep, and reportedly nearly bled to death. It could be that the same prostitute Van Gogh handed his own severed ear to. May have saved the artist’s life, by alerting the authorities of the events that had transpired. He was quickly taken to a doctor, where he requested to see his friend Gauguin when he woke up, but Gauguin refused to see him. This is where most...