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Van Gogh Wasn’t Crazy After All
February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Presenter: Joyce Sherman Books have been written about why Van Gogh cut off his ear; was he crazy or suffer from epilepsy? New knowledge about an inner ear problem, Meniere’s Disease, caused Dr. I. K. Arenberg to analyze 796 letters written by Vincent Van Gogh during the last six years of his life and conclude that Van Gogh suffered from the disabling disease. Long before Arenberg’s analysis, Joyce, who has had Meniere’s most of her adult life, saw Van Gogh’s paintings as portraying the way she is often forced to view the world.