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VanGogh

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Ckart (ckupcin)
Sat, 3 Oct 1998 08:28:55 -0500


Mary B wrote:
>> 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?

There's a big Van Gogh exhibit in D.C. at the National Gallery of Art. A
morning news show did an interview with the curator (I only caught a bit of
it as I was rushing off to work). But the ear question came up and
according to this curator it was because the relationship between Gauguin
and Van Gogh had deteriorated and Gauguin had moved away.

I'm not sure either. But I did visit the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and
if you get a chance to see it here in the States, lucky you!
Cheryl