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Episode #2: Was Van Gogh Accidentally Murdered?

Episode #2: Was Van Gogh Accidentally Murdered?

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

Van Gogh Museum: The End of a Difficult Road

Vincent Van Gogh's Letters available online in their entirety

CBS News: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh (video)

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

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

Episode #1: Is the Mona Lisa a Fake?

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