Monday, October 17, 2011

Van Gogh's death not suicide

Auvers Sur-Oise field where Van Gogh shot himself.
He just couldn't take it anymore.  Plus, Paul Gauguin cut off his ear in a fight and they covered it up.  These are the revelations from 2 academics who have closely studied Van Gogh family documents.  Let's nor forget that at the time of his death (and for a number of years following it) he was a virtual unknown. Living from hand-to-mouth and painting whenever he could.  That his personal accounts acquired some degree of "myth" may reflect the possibility that they were spun out of conversations at the "Moulin Rouge" - or some other venue by patrons of an absinthe bar!


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