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Van Gogh’s Ear

Season 16 Episode 2 | 55m 09s

The moment when Vincent van Gogh looked into a mirror, held up a blade and cut into his own ear defines his turbulent life and art. But what did he really do on the night of December 23, 1888, in the town of Arles? What was his state of mind? No one has been clear on the details... until now. Bernadette Murphy, a researcher living in Provence, has uncovered definitive evidence.

Aired: 12/13/16 | Expires: 02/07/24
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