VINCENT VAN GOGH
“Self-portrait with bandaged ear”
The story of Van Gogh and his self-bandaged ear is so famous that we only need to make a brief summary of it: In December 1889, Van Gogh threatened another artist, Paul Gauguin, with a razor
–this version told by Gauguin have been discussed by some experts- and then he cut off the lower part of his own left ear, which he wrapped in a newspaper and gave it to a woman named Rachel, asking her to "keep this object carefully." Gauguin left Arles and did not see Van Gogh ever again.