Secrets of the Dead: Van Gogh's Ear Everybody has heard of the moment when Vincent van Gogh, one of the world's most loved artists, looked into a mirror, held up a blade, and cut into his own ear - it defines his art and turbulent life. But what really happened on the night of December 23rd, 1888, in the French town of Arles?
In the aftermath, people tried to cover things up, downplay what happened…Generations have theorized about the actual events, but the details have never been clear - until now. Bernadette Murphy, an independent researcher living in Provence, has uncovered definitive evidence, which graphically reveals exactly what happened that night, who was involved, and how it ultimately shaped van Gogh's remarkable art. Murphy's detective work finally provides answers to the mystery that has divided art historians for decades.
Producer: Jack Macinnes, Bill Locke, Nick GIllam-Smith
Production Company: Thirteen; Lion Television; BBC; ARTE France
Production Year: 2016
Copyright Year: 2016
Director: Jac K MacInnes
Narrator: Jay O. Sanders
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen