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Monday, December 23, 2013

He Was a Painter, Not a Musician

Today, Vincent van Gogh is one of the most recognized and popular artists on Earth. What makes him so enduring? Is it his colorful, expressionist style? His warped landscapes? His hauntingly lonely self-portraits? Or is it the mysterious man himself?

Vincent van Gogh cut off his own ear in 1888

Historians tell us that van Gogh suffered from depression. One hundred twenty-five years ago today, he cut off part of his own ear. That doesn't sound like the act of a happy person, does it? Could his mood have been improved if he had known that one day he would take his place among the greatest painters of all time? Only a time traveler would ever know.

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