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Re: Van Gogh & new show coming

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John & Sandra Barrick (astroboy)
Fri, 02 Oct 1998 22:25:38 -0400

Keep an open mind and ear. When I taught a lesson on Gauguin, some
books stated that Van Gogh cut his ear off because of a horrid fight
and who knows sick love passion between the 2. Van Gogh's
Brother(Theo) was Gauguin's Agent. the two shared living and
studios for awhile. At least up until "the incident". When doing Van
Gogh there is no mention of Gauguin. However it's a legend as James
Dean and Pollack, just the image of him up a tree, dead, with a
stare and no known imperfection otherwise is a thrill. I know sick!
What an image none the less. It's so BERRY FELLINI!

All those in Washington D.C. New show: "Van Gogh's Masterpieces from
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam" At the National Gallery of Art in D.C.
October 4-January 3, 1999
At the L.A. County Museum of Art from Jan. 17th- April 4th, 1999
Wowee!!! Wish I could go.

Sandra S.-B.

gregjuli wrote:
> gregjuli wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Whenever I teach about Van Gogh of course the question about the ear
> > comes up.
> > I have always read and even heard in a video about him that he cut the
> > ear lob due to his anger over being rejected by another woman. Well
> > this year while checking out art books at our local library, I came
> > across a book by Robert Cummings called "Great Artists". He says that
> > Van Gogh cut his ear because of an argument with Cezanne. Which is
> > correct? I wrote the publisher and she said the author would be
> > responding shortly. That was back in mid August! I did further
> > research and still find the story about the woman. Can anyone set me
> > straight? I want to give the students the right story.
> > MaryB

john barrick
Sandra Barrick