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Episode #2: Was Van Gogh Accidentally Murdered?

Episode #2: Was Van Gogh Accidentally Murdered?

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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. 

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Van Gogh Museum: 125 Questions

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Episode #3: The Semi-Charmed Life of Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun

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