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2 days ago
Who would you give your ear to?
In a rage of madness, Vincent van Gogh entirely cut off his ear, wrapped it in paper and offered it at the door of the brothel, to a cleaning lady. Her name was Gabrielle, nicknamed 'Rachel', then 19 years old thus legally not allowed to be a prostitute. She was physically scarred, disfigured and Vincent may have felt sorry for her, and decided to match his own physical suffering. (source: Bernadette Murphy: Van Goghs Ear, 2016, pages 220-221).
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"Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear" by Vincent Van Gogh can be viewed in the The Courtauld Gallery, London, United Kingdom. ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago
In the painting 'Allegory of Catholic Faith' by Johannes Vermeer in the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. c. 1670- 1674 Oil on canvas, you can see another large painting-within-a-painting, a Crucifixion by Jacob Jordaens, Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum. A copy is mentioned in the inventory of movable goods in the Vermeer home. Vermeer chose to subdue the brilliant colours to a muted grey-brown in order to focus attention on Lady Faith.
This is an excerpt from the upcoming book on Vermeer by Kees Kaldenbach. ... See MoreSee Less