Little known Van Gogh fact: He had a strangely shaped head. Yes, a bit of an odd melon! A hat, a beard, or a clever angle usually conceals it. In this honest self-portrait we get an idea of what I am talking about. Here, he has just been released from the mental hospital and wants to show his best side. That is his right side as he has recently disfigured his left ear. He is showing us (his mom) that he is better now and ready to move on. But look into the eyes…


March 18, 2015

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