The Mystery of Van Gogh's ear

July 13 2016

Image of The Mystery of Van Gogh's ear

Picture: BBC

Fascinating research by Bernadette Murphy has shown how and why Van Gogh cut off his ear. She found a drawing of the cut and the extent of the mutilation, above. You can hear an interview with her on Radio 4 here. And later in the summer there will be a 1 hour documentary on BBC2 with Jeremy Paxman.

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