Van Gogh | Portraits of the Artist
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 05 May 2009
DURATION | 3 minutes 23 seconds
New evidence calls into question the widely accepted fact that Van Gogh cut off part of his own ear. Fresh research suggests that it was fellow artist Paul Gauguin who inflicted the injury and that the two friends entered into an agreement never to speak of the circumstances that led up to this event. Hans Kaufmann, whose book finally reveals the details of this pact, speaks to Robin Lustig.
The life and work of Vincent van Gogh in pictures.
A programme for schools on the life and art of Van Gogh.
How did a lost art treasure end up in a junk shop?
Paul Harris looks at Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers'.
David Hockney discusses a painting by Van Gogh.
How is Van Gogh's depression revealed in his self-portraits?
Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' breaks records at Christie's.
Why are Van Gogh's paintings fetching such high prices at auction?
Why are Van Gogh's works thought to be so good?
Matthew Parris examines the last letter from Van Gogh to his brother.
Graham Reid discusses a painting of his grandfather by Van Gogh.
Frank Delaney investigates Van Gogh as a self-mutilator.
Rolf Harris paints a self-portrait in the style of Vincent van Gogh.
How a painting of 'The Tiger Man' links Van Gogh with Scotland.
A lost painting by Van Gogh surfaces in Athens.
Who cut off Van Gogh's ear?
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