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Old 12-28-2009, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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The mystery behind the most famous mutilation in art history may finally have been solved.

A scholar has found evidence that a distraught Vincent van Gogh slashed his ear after learning that his brother, Theo, on whom he depended financially and emotionally, was about to get married.

Found: the clue to van Gogh’s ear - Times Online
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:17 AM
 
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Van Gogh slashed his ear because he had a mental disorder. Most likely, he was schizoaffective or bipolar.
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Old 12-28-2009, 03:09 PM
 
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Both are true. Being crazy does not mean you dont react to specific events. It means you dont react to them rationally.
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