The idea that Vincent Van Gogh chopped off his own ear may not be true. New research suggests fellow painter Paul Gauguin may have severed it in a sword fight and the two created the story to protect Van Gogh's friend.
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Vincent Van Gogh's Life And Art
There is more to the painter than a missing ear.
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Vincent Van Gogh grew up in Holland. 00:09
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Mental illness plagued his life and is reflected in his art. 01:27
Vincent Van Gogh's The Bedroom
Learn about one of the painter's most famous works.
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