Talk : Van Gogh in Arles

A National Gallery event. £5.50.
Thursday 28 January 2021, 11 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

In December 1888, Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. Why did Van Gogh commit such a brutal act? Who was the mysterious ‘Rachel’ to whom he presented his macabre gift? What really happened on that dark winter night? Join Bernadette Murphy, author of Van Gogh’s Ear, to learn about the thrilling results of her painstaking detective work, uncovering previously unknown circumstances behind this infamous incident in the painter’s life. Hear too, about her latest project, vividly reconstructing Van Gogh’s life in Arles and his relationships with his sitters.

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