Van Gogh s Ear

The best-known and most sensational event in Vincent van Gogh’s life is also the least understood. For more than a century, biographers and historians seeking definitive facts about what happened on a December night in Arles have unearthed more questions than answers. Why would an artist at the height of his powers commit such a brutal act? Who was the mysterious “Rachel” to whom he presented his macabre gift? Did he use a razor or a knife? Was it just a segment—or did Van Gogh really lop off his entire ear? In Van Gogh’s Ear, Bernadette Murphy reveals, for the first time, the true story of this long-misunderstood incident, sweeping away decades of myth and giving us a glimpse of a troubled but brilliant artist at his breaking point. Murphy’s detective work takes her from Europe to the United States and back, from the holdings of major museums to the moldering contents of forgotten archives. She braids together her own thrilling journey of discovery with a narrative of Van Gogh’s life in Arles, the sleepy Provençal town where he created his finest work, and vividly reconstructs the world in which he moved—the madams and prostitutes, café patrons and police inspectors, shepherds and bohemian artists. We encounter Van Gogh’s brother and benefactor Theo, his guest and fellow painter Paul Gauguin, and many local subjects of Van Gogh’s paintings, some of whom Murphy identifies for the first time. Strikingly, Murphy uncovers previously unknown information about “Rachel”—and uses it to propose a bold new hypothesis about what was occurring in Van Gogh’s heart and mind as he made a mysterious delivery to her doorstep. As it reopens one of art history’s most famous cold cases, Van Gogh’s Ear becomes a fascinating work of detection. It is also a study of a painter creating his most iconic and revolutionary work, pushing himself ever closer to greatness even as he edged toward madness—and one fateful sweep of the blade that would resonate through the ages.

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  • Author : Bernadette Murphy
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 336 pages
  • ISBN : 0374716021
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 2 reviews
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Studio of the South

Studio of the South
  • Author : Martin Bailey
  • Publisher : Frances Lincoln
  • Release : 06 July 2021
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"Martin Bailey has written some of the most interesting books on Vincent’s life in France, where he produced his greatest work” - Johan van Gogh, grandson of Theo, the artist’s brother Studio of the South tells the story of Van Gogh’s stay in Arles, when his powers were at their height. For Van Gogh, the south of France was an exciting new land, bursting with life. He walked into the hills inspired by the landscapes, and painted

Van Gogh and Gauguin

Van Gogh and Gauguin
  • Author : Douglas W. Druick,Peter Zegers,Britt Salvesen,Kristin Hoermann Lister,Mary C. Weaver
  • Publisher : Art Inst of Chicago Museum Shop
  • Release : 01 January 2001
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The personal and professional history of Van Gogh and Gauguin constitutes one of the most revealing sagas in modern art. This book explores that complex relationship in light of the larger cultural and political background. 575 illustrations.

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh
  • Author : Jan Greenberg,Sandra Jordan
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Release : 04 February 2009
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Vincent Van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist was named a Robert F. Sibert Honor book by the ALA. This is the enthralling biography of the nineteenth-century Dutch painter known for pioneering new techniques and styles in masterpieces such as Starry Night and Vase with Sunflowers. The book cites detailed primary sources and includes a glossary of artists and terms, a biographical time line, notes, a bibliography, and locations of museums that display Van Gogh’s work. It also features a

Van Gogh's Ear

Van Gogh's Ear
  • Author : Bernadette Murphy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 08 June 2017
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BOOK OF THE WEEK ON BBC RADIO 4 PRIMETIME BBC2 DOCUMENTARY WITH JEREMY PAXMAN On a dark night in Provence in December 1888 Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. It is an act that has come to define him. Yet for more than a century biographers and historians seeking definitive facts about what happened that night have been left with more questions than answers. In Van Gogh's Ear Bernadette Murphy sets out to discover exactly what happened that night in Arles.

The Ear

The Ear
  • Author : Riret Raud
  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Release : 05 February 2019
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When Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh cuts off his ear, the ear is suddenly left alone and headless. What will become of her? Where should she go? What should she do? Aware of how small and insignificant she is in the big, wide world, the ear experiences something of an identity crisis. She simply doesn't know who she is anymore. But thanks to a downcast frog with a heavy heart who simply needs to be listened to, she realizes what

The Yellow House

The Yellow House
  • Author : Martin Gayford
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 31 October 2009
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This chronicle of the two months in 1888 when Paul Gauguin shared a house in France with Vincent Van Gogh describes not only how these two hallowed artists painted and exchanged ideas, but also the texture of their everyday lives. Includes 60 B&W reproductions of the artists' paintings and drawings from the period.

The Sunflowers Are Mine

The Sunflowers Are Mine
  • Author : Martin Bailey
  • Publisher : White Lion Publishing
  • Release : 05 February 2019
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This is the story of one of the world’s most iconic images. Martin Bailey explains why Van Gogh painted a series of sunflower still lifes in Provence. He then explores the subsequent adventures of the seven pictures, and their influence on modern art. Through the Sunflowers, we gain fresh insights into Van Gogh’s life and his path to fame. Based on original research, the book is packed with discoveries – throwing new light on the legendary artist.

Van Gogh's Other Ear

Van Gogh's Other Ear
  • Author : Agabus
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 01 August 2008
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With Van Gogh's Other Ear, Agabus navigates a labyrinth of characters and personalities that include the whimsical, the clueless, the forlorn, the spiritual, the angry, the pitiful, and the most prevalent of all.the sublime. . While obviously influenced by the poetic musings of Blake, Eliot, Ginsberg, and Bukowski, Agabus achieves undeniable success in developing and presenting a distinct, unique, poetic voice that is his and his alone. And frankly, that's probably for the best, since Agabus, at times, goes places

Nonsuicidal Self-Injury

Nonsuicidal Self-Injury
  • Author : E. David Klonsky,Jennifer Muehlenkamp,Stephen P. Lewis,Barent Walsh
  • Publisher : Hogrefe Publishing
  • Release : 09 August 2022
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Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a baffling, troubling, and hard to treat phenomenon that has increased markedly in recent years. Key issues in diagnosing and treating NSSI adequately include differentiating it from attempted suicide and other mental disorders, as well as understanding the motivations for self-injury and the context in which it occurs. This accessible and practical book provides therapists and students with a clear understanding of these key issues, as well as of suitable assessment techniques. It then goes on

The Van Gogh Sisters

The Van Gogh Sisters
  • Author : Willem-Jan Verlinden
  • Publisher : Thames & Hudson
  • Release : 20 April 2021
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This biography of Vincent van Gogh’s sisters tells the fascinating story of the lives of these women whose history has largely been neglected. Many people are familiar with the life and art of Vincent van Gogh, and his extensive correspondence with his brother Theo. But their sisters—Ana, Lies, and Wil van Gogh—have gone overlooked until now. In this compelling group biography based on extensive primary resources, art historian Willem-Jan Verlinden brings Vincent’s three sisters into the

Van Gogh

Van Gogh
  • Author : Steven Naifeh,Gregory White Smith
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 18 October 2011
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The definitive biography for decades to come.”—Leo Jansen, curator, the Van Gogh Museum, and co-editor of Vincent van Gogh: The Complete Letters Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, who galvanized readers with their Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Jackson Pollock, have written another tour de force—an exquisitely detailed, compellingly readable portrait of Vincent van Gogh. Working with the full cooperation of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Naifeh and Smith have accessed a wealth

On the Verge of Insanity

On the Verge of Insanity
  • Author : Marije Vellekoop,Louis van Tilborgh,Nienke Bakker,Hans Luijten,Laura Prins,Leo Jansen
  • Publisher : Mercatorfonds
  • Release : 09 January 2016
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Being ill isn t a cause for joy, I nevertheless have no right to complain about it, for it seems to me that nature sees to it that illness is a means of getting us back on our feet, of healing us, rather than an absolute evil. --Vincent van Gogh to John Peter Russell, Saint-Remy-de-Provence, February 1, 1890"

Van Gogh's Inner Struggle

Van Gogh's Inner Struggle
  • Author : Liesbeth Heenk
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release : 24 November 2013
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Fascinating Look into the Life of a Tortured Genius Using Van Gogh's own letters as a primary source, the author discusses the artist's life, his approach to his work and his mental illness. The letters vividly show the artist's life was no bed of roses. Whereas Van Gogh perfectly knew what was sellable, he continued to produce what he considered as honest, 'truthful' art, regardless of current taste. He did not expect the art-buying public to understand the rough appearance

Van Gogh's Ear

Van Gogh's Ear
  • Author : Ian Ayres
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 01 January 2003
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Volume 2 of this series with its cover painting by Vincent van Gogh, offers a knock-out array of fresh, exciting poems-Beat, Slam, Nuyorican, Experimental, you name it-by such daring poets as Peter Orlovsky, Gayle Danley-Dooley, Pedro Pietri, and the list goes on. The result is a dynamic volume chock-full of the verve and artistry of a new millennium of poetry.

Van Gogh

Van Gogh
  • Author : Steven Naifeh,Gregory White Smith
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release : 04 December 2012
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The definitive biography for decades to come.”—Leo Jansen, curator, the Van Gogh Museum, and co-editor of Vincent van Gogh: The Complete Letters Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, who galvanized readers with their Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Jackson Pollock, have written another tour de force—an exquisitely detailed, compellingly readable portrait of Vincent van Gogh. Working with the full cooperation of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Naifeh and Smith have accessed a wealth