On This Day – 23 December
Posted on: Mon 23 Dec 2019
In 1888, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, suffering from severe depression, cut off the lower part of his left ear with a razor while staying in Arles, France. He later documented the event in a painting titled Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear.
Following the incident, Van Gogh checked himself into a mental institution for a year, in which he produced some of his best and most well-known works, including Starry Night and Irises.
Breakfast producer Zak Stuart joins Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis to elaborate on this event in history.
Produced by Zak Stuart
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