Bullshit and Van Gogh’s Ear PT II

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Three Attempts to Understand Van Gogh’s Ear in Terms of the Map of Africa, 1987 (image source)

Part I (Bullshit – Van Gogh’s Ear)

Art historians claim Van Gogh’s ear ‘cut off by Gauguin’

While curators at the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam stand by the theory of self-mutilation, Kaufmann argues that Van Gogh dropped hints in letters to his brother, Theo, once commenting : “Luckily Gauguin … is not yet armed with machine guns and other dangerous war weapons.”

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