Van Gogh’s Ear

Monday January 29 at 8.30pm AEDT

Australian Premiere | Available on Foxtel On Demand

Vincent van Gogh, an unknown and unsuccessful painter during his lifetime, is today among the most celebrated artists of all time. In 1888, the artist spent a year of his life in the city of Arles, France, where he created some of his most treasured masterpieces. But it was also the year that he took a blade to his own ear before giving it to a young girl outside a nearby brothel. He was found the following morning with his head wrapped in blood-soaked rags. This event has become one of the most famous legends in the history of art, but nobody has been able to agree upon what actually happened.