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Kees Kaldenbach

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2 days ago

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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).

Learn more about van Gogh and other painters, book a tour now with Kees Kaldenbach - 0628689775 - kalden@xs4all.nl

Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear by Vincent Van Gogh can be viewed in the The Courtauld Gallery​, London, United Kingdom.

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).

Learn more about van Gogh and other painters, book a tour now with Kees Kaldenbach - 0628689775 - kalden@xs4all.nl

"Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear" by Vincent Van Gogh can be viewed in the The Courtauld Gallery​, London, United Kingdom.
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6 days ago

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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.

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.
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