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Van Gogh
What Really Happened at the Yellow House in Arles in 1888
Julian Halsby Thursday 10 October 2019

Julian Halsby is an author and member of the International Association of Art Critics.  Keeper to the Royal Society of Artists.

In October 1888 Paul Gaugin arrived in Aries to stay with Vincent Van Gogh.  At first their friendship went well but Van Gogh became increasingly jealous of Gaugin's success with women and selling more paintings.  On December 23rd Gaugin fled the house fearing for his life, while Van Gogh cut off his ear and delivered it in a box to a brothel.  Who was to blame and what really happened?