Saturday, December 15, 2007

Van Gogh exhibit

The Courtyard of the Hospital at Arles (1889) * Oskar Reinhart Collection 'Am Romerholz'.
This is the hospital courtyard where Vincent stayed after cutting his ear lobe.

On 23 December 1888 Van Gogh stalked Gauguin with a razor and then cut off the lower part of his own left ear lobe, which he wrapped in newspaper and gave to a prostitute named Rachel, asking her to "keep this object carefully."

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