Category: Expressive Traditional Art
Posted: April 15, 2019

Vincent cutting off his ear

Vincent's Ear

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From what we can gather from accounts from Gauguin, the police, and his brother Theo, Vincent returned home while Gauguin stayed in a hotel. Later that night, after 10:00 P.M., Vincent took a razor and cut off a portion of his left ear. The police would find blood all over the house, with blood soaked rags in the studio and bloody hand prints along the wall leading upstairs. Vincent took the ear and wrapped it in newspaper. With a hat pulled down over his wound, he, with ear in hand, left the house to go to a 'maison de tolerance', a brothel close to the house. There he asked for a girl named Rachel who he gave the ear to saying "Guard this object carefully."
Post Type: Traditional Art
Mixed Media: None oil on canvas


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