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Every Picture Tells a Story: Van Gogh
Van Gogh
Season 2  |  Episode 3  |  Arts  |  November 21, 2017

How much do we really know about van Gogh's iconic Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear? In this film, Waldemar Januszczak draws out the untold stories hidden in the painting. It is a tale of geisha's, brothels, bullfights, love affairs, suffering and a fiery relationship with Gauguin. Investigation of this famous work, emblematic of his time in the south of France, reveals the extent of the artists personal demons and the profound effect this had on his work.

How much do we really know about van Gogh's iconic Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear? In this film, Waldemar Januszczak draws out the untold stories hidden in the painting. It is a tale of geisha's, brothels, bullfights, love affairs, suffering and a fiery relationship with Gauguin. Investigation of this famous work, emblematic of his time in the south of France, reveals the extent of the artists personal demons and the profound effect this had on his work.

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