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Today, Vincent van Gogh cuts off the lower part of his left ear, takes it to a brothel, and gives it to a lady named Rachel.


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It should be noted that while Rachel was a prostitute that Vincent was in love with her, so the ear was not intended to be payment in exchange for services.

Prior to accidentally severing part of his ear lobe with a straight razor, Vincent had been chasing his buddy Gaugin around with the razor in hand during one of their many and sometimes violent disagreements.

It has been speculated that Vincent suffered from either, or possibly both, bipolar disorder and/or epilepsy, so his actions were sometimes irrational and disturbing to his neighbors.

Not long after the event Vincent checked himself into an asylum in Saint-Rémy.
 
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