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New finding about van Gogh's ear-cutting act

The artist may have done so after learning of his brother's engagement

Author Bailey believes van Gogh's brother engagement news to be a much more significant disturbance than the fight with Paul Gauguin on the same day the artist cut his own ear. He said that van Gogh's fears of abandonment may have been stirred.


NEW evidence has bolstered a theory that Vincent van Gogh's psychotic break on Dec 23, 1888, may have been set off by the news that his brother, Theo, had become engaged to be married.

The author Martin Bailey writes about the findings, based on a thorough examination of

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