Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear by van Gogh

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Mark Cartwright
by Courtauld Institute of Art
published on 18 March 2022

An 1889 oil on canvas painting, Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear, by Vincent van Gogh (1853-90), the Dutch post-impressionist artist. Painted in January in Arles. Vincent had cut off part of his ear and presented it to a prostitute in a local bar after an episode of mental crisis in December 1888. He continued to have intermittent fits for the remaining year of his life. The picture behind the artist is a depiction of Geishas in a Landscape by Toyokuni, its sunny scene sits ironically against the artist in a winter coat. (Courtauld Institute of Art, London)

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