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Vincent Van Gogh’s suicide is a huge part of the mythology surrounding him-- as much as the famous tale of the cut-off ear is. This so-called "tortured genius," it is said, was so broken down by life and failure that he had no choice but to end his life. Right?
But in 2011, two Pulitzer Prize-winning authors published a book titled Van Gogh: The Life that stunned the art world. Therein, Gregory White Smith and Stephen Naifeh state that the artist didn't actually commit suicide.
No-- they say, he was actually murdered.
Episode 2 of the ArtCurious Podcast looks into Vincent Van Gogh's life and death, and breaks down these rumors and the information (or lack thereof) surrounding them. Was Vincent killed? Or was it really suicide after all?
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