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Sunday, October 02, 2005

Why did Vincent Van Gogh Cut off his left ear?

He was right handed.

48 Comments:

At 7:08 AM, Anonymous Bob Hinton said...

Because he was right handed. Try to cut off your right ear holding the razor in your right hand and its very difficult.

But with the left ear, hold the lobe with your left hand away from the face. Now place the razor behind this with the unsharpened edge on your left cheek and the blade under the left lobe. Strike outwards - off comes the lobe.

 
At 3:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

he cut it off to show his love for his girlfriend, not because he was right handed. thanks

 
At 12:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Romanticist, he cut off the lobe after a heated arguement between Gaugin and himself. Whether it was his left lobe because he is right handed is just a technicality.

 
At 9:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is stated in many books that Gaugin was leaving the next day. Poor poor mr van gogh could not have this... Once again he was going to be alone... So that nite he runs after him in the streets. Lucky for gaugin, he was fast witht runnin. So after about an hour of looking at himself, off goes the lobe... And as for why that ear... its caz yes... its just the style of the time LOL.. jimihendrix47 aim let me know if you gots more questions =) pete out peoples

 
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At 10:24 PM, Anonymous poobum said...

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At 1:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow thats weird... y would you cut off your left ear


Why are all artists weird?

 
At 1:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

he had a mental illness, so you cannot explain the real reason he did it, and we will never no.

 
At 3:52 PM, Anonymous tinwa said...

gosh all these answers are wrong!! no one no's anything about him!!!
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At 3:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree ^^^^
stupid #@!%S.

 
At 8:13 AM, Anonymous Emma Andersen said...

Vincent Van Gogh Cut Off His Left Ear Because of love in the early september.

( I know this is right coz my teacher sed so )

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At 8:18 AM, Anonymous Emma said...

He cut off his left ear because he did have a mental illness (well done anonymous) but it was also because of love and it is possible that it was because it was hard to let his father go when he died because both of them had a very big realationship.

 
At 10:41 PM, Blogger sendmestuff said...

stand like vangogh was in the painting self portrait with a bandaged ear and bandage the same ear...NOW to look exactly like the painting, WHICH ear did you have to bandage?
yeah, the RIGHT one...even with a mirror the profile has the bandage on the right ear folks...

makes you wonder

 
At 4:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well he had a mental illness so he was retarted and he had something wrong in his head so just decided to do and i agree wif these 2

he had a mental illness, so you cannot explain the real reason he did it, and we will never no.

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At 3:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dumbfucks... he was lefthanded... i think

 
At 8:57 AM, Anonymous nobody said...

he cut it off because there was a little noise like a bee buzzing in your ear

 
At 11:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the cutting of his ear had nothing to do with love, he states in his own letters that he had gotten into a spat with another artist and he got so frusturated and overwhelmed that he lost control of his anger and instead of taking it out on the others, he punished himself.

 
At 5:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What was Von Gogh arguing with his friend about? was his friend having an affair with the prostitute?

 
At 3:01 PM, Anonymous doo1818800 said...

he cut his ear off why does it matter god

 
At 6:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All yall dumb he cut his ear off because he heard strange voices in his head and back then no one knew that the voice in your head is your concious.

 
At 3:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God, get some facts! he cut off his ear by accident cos he was arguing with his mate and he missed. oh, and by the way, he was left handed and he cut off his left ear ACTUALLY!!

 
At 10:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

he cut off his ear because he was crazy he was in love too but that was not all the guy had an illness he drank paint and turpaintine what do you expect

 
At 6:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was crazy to do so. i know i wouldnt do that even if it was to show someone that i love them

 
At 12:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i do not think that Vincent Van Gogh cut off his left ear because he was in LOVE actually he only did it because he was crazy and didn't have an illness if that's what your sayin. And anyway who in their right mind would drink paint and turpentine?

 
At 12:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL at least i don't think he had an illness.

 
At 9:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

stupid assholes his girl friend was having a affair and in his (well actualy pain) he cut off his ear and sent it to his girl friend (i heard she was having a affair with another artist can't specfie)

 
At 8:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

he didnt actually cut off his ear, it was his twin that lived in new zeland that did, he only cut of 3 of his toes, history has got confused

 
At 8:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, vincent van gogh never existed.

 
At 8:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what i think he is trying to say is that that van gogh was a biosexual sheep that at the time his girlfriend was a starfish. He wasn't a painter although that was his hobby,he made his name renowned for one painting called the dead guy witch if you follow this link you will see his only famous painting: http://www.gapingvoid.com/BlueMonster350px.jpg.

 
At 8:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

is it true that he made the first flying car, or was that his twin brother mentioned above that cut off his ear

 
At 9:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

he loved rachel so he gave his left ear to her

 
At 4:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He didn't love Rachel, and his "friend" was Gauguin (another famous artist) in which Gauguin and van Gogh's friendship was falling apart, that's why, he cut off the lobe of his left ear in desperation.

He also suffered from mental problems, and depression.

-noted by my prof, in Art History of the 19th century.

 
At 10:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

he had a really loud ringing in his ear-and it drove him crazy. He got so crazy he cut it off, to help him concentrate on his paintings. As i said, he was crazy. Brilliant, yes, but still crazy.

 
At 10:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

he loved his girlfriend so much, and she rejected him so he let her know that he could hurt himlelf for her. he was crazy in love. he was a great painter, but that had nothing to do with his love for rachel. he heard her voice and name in his head, not a ringing!
(u dumbfucks)

 
At 11:03 AM, Anonymous sexygrl said...

He was hungry. (yum!)

 
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At 11:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what the F*CK!!!!!!!!

 
At 7:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No.... He was with his rom mate drinking . Then he was uncounsies and ten he couldn't remember what had happend . When he was awoke he was missing an ear!

 
At 5:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares? He's dead now.

 
At 5:45 PM, Blogger kristine said...

now i know about it

 
At 5:52 PM, Blogger kristine said...

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At 12:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

in alot of websites it just says he had an argument with gaugin and he cut off his ear out of frustration im not sure y he gave it to the prostitute maybe to ssave some money lol

 
At 11:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to say you are all wrong. I'm right. I'm always right. But I'm not giving you the correct answer because I want you to do your homework lol. However I must say I haven't had a good laugh like this in a long time!! So thank you all hahahaha .... Check the encyclopedia, if you know what that is lol ...

 
At 5:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

van gogh is tryin to say he was left handed but got so annoyed that he tryed to cut off his left ear but couldnt so he cut of his right ear instead

 
At 8:56 PM, Blogger Milan said...

He cut his ear becouse of "absinthe", also know as the "green fairy".

 
At 11:28 AM, Anonymous Vincent Willem van Gogh said...

Haha! Je bent zo fout! Blijf gissen...

 
At 10:24 AM, Anonymous stanko said...

I think he did it because he was in alot of stress because of bad relation ships and a streik of gobs lost

 
At 11:28 PM, Blogger lolicakez said...

I heard his illness was caused by led poisoning, because he used led based paint and held the brush in his mouth. as for why he cut his ear.. well I always liked to believe it was for love, but who knows really? lol

 

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