The Mystery of Van Gogh’s Ear

In this intriguing film, art lover and writer Bernadette Murphy tells Jeremy Paxman about her seven-year quest to get to the truth behind the story of Vincent van Gogh cutting off his own ear

‘I thought, I’m going to look into this a little bit further. And so the adventure began…’ In this intriguing film, art lover and writer Bernadette Murphy tells Jeremy Paxman about her seven-year quest to get to the truth behind the story of Vincent van Gogh cutting off his own ear. It’s a familiar tale, but conflicting accounts from the era made Bernadette wonder if it was even true – could it have been mere sensationalism? Jeremy joins Bernadette as she visits Provence, Paris, Amsterdam and Berkeley to find out what really happened.

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