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CATEGORY: Vincent Van Gogh
7 Things You May Not Know About Vincent Van Gogh
July 8, 2015

Find out more about the Dutch-born painter, including what he did before becoming an artist, the unusual place where he painted some of his best-known works and why he might not have been responsible for cutting off his own ear. Read More

The Saga of Van Gogh’s Ear
December 26, 2013

Troubled Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh lost his left earlobe in December 1888, but not all art historians believe the wound was self-inflicted. Read More

Van Gogh Painted Mutant Sunflowers
March 29, 2012

Scientists have studied the genetic mutation responsible for an uncommon sunflower variety depicted in van Gogh’s famous "Sunflower" series. Read More