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The Mystery of Vincent Van Gogh's Death

Sep 01, 2022

The Mystery of Vincent Van Gogh's Death

hello everyone today we are going to talk about a

mystery

behind the

death

of one of the most famous artists in human history

vincent

van

gogh

vincent

van

gogh

is an artist who really needs no introduction his use of curves and vibrant colors paved the walking through abstract art as it is today and having made over 2,000 works of art in his lifetime, he is remembered as a cornerstone in art history, yet van

gogh

is remembered just as much, if not more , is the artist's own tragedy that van

gogh

lived a very troubled life constantly struggling with ridicule from others as well as his own mental illness and most believe this troubled life was the cause of his

death

in July 1890 ; however, in recent years, evidence has been gathered by physicians, researchers, and historians that has emerged. out of time to say that perhaps the historical record is false and that perhaps one of the most tragic

death

s in all of art was actually a selfless sacrifice, so today we are going to look at the story of vi On the

death

of Van

Gogh

We are going to draw on the accounts of Van

Gogh

himself and those around him each time he died and then we are going to extract conflicting accounts and modern findings that lead me and several other researchers to believe that Van

Gogh

was killed by the hand of another. person so if that sounds interesting to you stick around while we talk about the real

vincent

van

gogh

tragedy of course that is if you believe the evidence i have to say if not this is just another random crazy rant i have , but that's all nice, you know normal right now, but before I waste your time with something that probably isn't important, let's talk about something that is important, like saving money, and you can start saving money. ro free thanks to today's sponsor, honey, honey. it's the number one shopping tool in America that saves you money every time you buy something online you can get honey with two easy clicks and from there when you're at checkout the honey will start searching the web for find your money-saving discount codes and, thanks to Honey's new mobile extension, you can even start saving money while shopping on the go.
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gogh

needs no introduction the short version of what is relevant to this video is that van

gogh

was a very tragic artist who was never able to experience the success his name would eventually acquire as he made over 2000 works of art in his life, most of them he would trade for a bottle of wine or just give people away, in fact several of the paintings he would do and then send to his mother were thrown away from her, he was the most young of six siblings and constantly disappointing his parents by choosing new jobs and moving from city to city frequently, which meant that his family and the communities in which he lived were often ostracized.
the mystery of vincent van gogh s death
The only positive relationship he had in his life was with his older brother, Theo

Vincent

, and Theo were very close and in fact corresponded frequently for most of

Vincent

's life, whenever they he painted full time. Theo financed his living expenses. and most of the details we know about

vincent

's personal life come from the letters between him and theo through these writings we can see that

vincent

was very worried he talked about the misery he had in life and how theo was the only thing What kept him going Opportunities and relationships kept failing for

Vincent

and he seemed to sink into this feeling of hopelessness.
the mystery of vincent van gogh s death
It can even be argued from various of his writings and paintings that he also suffered from some form of vertigo and epilepsy and given his frequent stays in and out of asylums it seems that

vincent

rarely knew peace this seemed to culminate in 1888 when van

gogh

he cut off his ear to give it to a woman he was interested in who, as you can imagine, this trick landed him in an insane asylum, the fun fact of which is that there are historical records to suggest that that didn't actually happen and instead, a friend of his who was practicing with the sword accidentally cut off his ear and

Vincent

made up the story to cover it up and while I can't validate that sentiment is certainly a portent for later, while in this asylum in 1888

Vincent

would paint over 150 paintings along with some of his most famous, like iris and starry night when

vincent

left the asylum. his brother theo began showing several of these paintings at art shows in paris and for the first time in his life

vincent

was receiving good reviews and people wanting to buy his work so around this time late 1889 and In the early 1890s,

Vincent

moved to a nearby town. paris in the north of france i should also mention here that as i call it van

gogh

i know the correct pronunciation for it is van gosh or van gosh or something but im a stupid american and will continue to mispronounce things with complete suspicion i say now that i am about to horribly slaughter the following french names, the town

vincent

moved to was known as aver sirois in the north of france and while he was there he stayed at the ravel inn i'm so sorry and again at this time in his life things seem to be going very well for

vincent

during june and july he was painting at least one painting a day and of course that didn't fix the disease he was dealing with but he seemed to be in a better mood than before which it did that the events of July 27 were even more unexpected now, as I do with most of these conspiracy videos, I will give the official account of what happened before I get into my issues and problems. but with the ravo inn where

vincent

lived at the time was family owned and the story of

vincent

's

death

that is most commonly remembered and recorded throughout history comes from rava's 13-year-old daughter adeline, so according to adeline these are the events that occurred on july 27, 1890 it was typical for

vincent

to come downstairs and join the family for breakfast before leaving with his easel and painting equipment to go paint a natural or urban landscape for the day to which he would then return at sunset and July 27 began like any other

Vincent

ate with the family, then gathered his painting kit and left the inn; however, despite his typical routine of returning just before sunset,

Vincent

went out long after dark, the family became concerned. him until around 9:00 p.m. m.

vincent

returned to the inn suspiciously

vincent

did not return with any of the equipment he left with and had his coat wrapped around him while holding his stomach adeline's family asked if everything was alright to which

vincent

replied no but before turning it off, he stumbled upstairs to his room and the family could hear him groaning for the next hour, finally Adeline's father, the inn owner, decided to go upstairs and check on

vincent

when he gets to

vincent

's side

vincent

removes the hand showing that there is a gunshot wound just below the ribcage when the father asks what happened

vincent

says that i have hurt myself the father calls a doctor and finally Dr.
the mystery of vincent van gogh s death
Paul Gashet, a personal friend of Van

Gogh

's, comes to visit to Gechet, he takes notes on the uterus which we'll talk about later and dresses it up as best he can, but generally considers it useless. According to Gachet, the bullet had gone through his torso and finished. next to his spine without making an exit gazette he said it was a lost cause and trying to fix it would only hasten his

death

so he bandaged it up and tried to make

vincent

as comfortable as possible

vincent

survived the night and then the A the next night a couple of zhindarms, who were actually policemen at the time, questioned Van

Gogh

to try to find out, do you know why he was shot again?
the mystery of vincent van gogh s death
At this point, Van

Gogh

had already told the innkeeper and those around him that he had done it to himself, so whenever the zhendarms ask if he tried to hurt himself, he says I think so before quickly saying that don't accuse anyone else which is a strange way to answer that question that morning every time the telegram office opened the ins keepers sent a telegram to

vincent

's brother theo theo arrived immediately and spent the day next to his brother during that day it seems

vincent

had peaceful talks with his brother among his last words according to theo was i wish i could die like this and while surrounded by his brother and the revo family

vincent

passed away in the early morning of july 29 around 1 :30 a.m.
At his funeral on July 30, several of his paintings were placed in the room and several artists from Paris came to pay their respects, according to accounts later given by Adeline. In his last hours, Van

Gogh

said that he had left to go to the wheat fields outside the village to paint and that while there, in the wheat field, he injured himself before passing out and woke up several hours later after dark, making the mile-long walk back to the inn before dying a day later So it seems to most that either the tragedy and pain that

Vincent

saw throughout his life led to his eventual

death

or he saw that everything I just said came from van

gogh

's will as he lay dying as well as a 13-year-old girl who would tell the story decades later who ignores the accounts of various locals and witnesses at the time, including

Vincent

's own brother, as well as the physical evidence of what happened that night in July, so in Let's go, and as I lay out the evidence, I want to emphasize that I don't think any piece of this is declarative that it was murder, but wait until you hear all the individual pieces of circumstantial evidence as to why I think it was. the medical autopsy done on van

gogh

you know being in the french countryside in 1890 those weren't really common however the doctor took very detailed notes according to his report and it is corroborated with the witnesses who were there the shot had entered this is going to be awkward to stand in front of the camera the shot had entered just below the ribcage on

vincent

's left side and the bullet curved through his body ending up next to his spine on the right side again without ever coming out of your torso which I don't think you have to tell you if you're attempting a fatal wound that's a really weird way of doing it like yeah it was in the 1890s but they had an understanding of where the organs are for going completely under the ribcage losing all the bones and vital organs just looks weird plus van

gogh

was almost certainly right handed due to several of the self portraits he did of himself and while obviously not e It's impossible to use your non-dominant hand is just another strange note, in fact many believe van

gogh

died due to an immediate infection he incurred due to the wound rather than blood loss which explains it took more than a day to really die plus van

gogh

's description of shooting himself doesn't make any sense dr irv arnberg the author of killing

vincent

has been a proponent of the idea that

vincent

did not part of his evidence that this It's the nature of the wound itself.
Arnberg proposes that if

Vincent

went to do it, he most likely used a pinfire revolver. field outside of town which some think could have been the weapon

vincent

used but there are plenty of weapons found in western european fields which don't really prove anything but nevertheless the lafa shows the most likely candidate th in the revolver , as well as in almost all other revolvers at that time, a black powder cartridge was used. Modern gunpowder or smokeless powder was very rare in this era and almost all firearms in France would have been using black powder. black powder like anyone who has worked with it I can tell you it's a lot messier than modern gunpowder, it leaves a ton of residue that can cause burns and even ignite after it leaves the barrel.
They're covered in these deep gunpowder burns to show that Dr. Arnberg took one of these revolvers and fired several pieces of ballistic gel that were covered in clothing, as you can see black powder is so volatile it sets fire to a man's shirt. cotton every time you shoot. In addition to leaving severe gunpowder burns as mentioned above,

Vincent

's attending physician made very detailed notes in the notes, the physicianhe said the wound was a hole-sized wound with concentric purple and brown rings emanating from the wound, so the doctor took enough notes to mention the size of the gunshot wound and the rings of bruises around it. the wound, but you didn't mention the powder burns. which would definitely be plus, as I mentioned earlier, the bullet never left your body, which could happen up close, but most likely if you were holding a barrel towards you, I would go through these two things in combination. as well as many others to believe that he was shot from a distance which would explain that the bullet didn't go all the way through and the lack of gunpowder further burns the idea that

vincent

would shoot once and then fall asleep for a while and then wake up and then walk some more a mile through the fields back to the city is hard to stomach, at least it would have been a long trek over rough terrain for a badly injured man, how did he climb through these vast fields of wheat and down the hill? escarpment up to the city too? as i mentioned earlier revolvers were very rare at the time only the highest members of society had them and no one reported one missing or admitted to giving one to

vincent

plus after

vincent

was shot several locals and policemen went to the where it supposedly happened, and despite the whole town investigating, they were never able to find

Vincent

's gun or paint kit on top of

Vincent

's brother.
Theo also thought it didn't make sense. He was amazed by this. because according to him and everything

vincent

had told them

vincent

was totally against self harm yes he was very sad and yes he was depressed and i understand mental illness can push you to do things you wouldn't otherwise you would, but

Vincent

would commonly scoff. faced with the concept of calling it sinful and a moral error in his youth,

Vincent

had studied to be a Methodist minister and throughout his writings he seemed to continue his belief in God and Christianity, and it seemed uncharacteristic to Theo that, especially since that things had gone well. better during the past year that

vincent

resorted to that now when he had not done it before also

vincent

never wrote any kind of note and even more so in his sk every time he put dyne there were several unfinished letters that he was writing to personal friends and acquaintances Some historians have said that a note was found in Vince's coat pocket, but that note was a draft of a letter he had written earlier in the week to Theo, so it certainly wasn't any kind of final farewell and, in Instead, it was just a normal letter that

Vincent

normally wrote and for a guy who wrote everything and talked to people constantly, it seems strange that he didn't write anything especially for his brother.
In addition to that, several historians who propose the historically accepted account of his

death

point to a fight that Theo and

Vincent

had a couple of weeks before as the reason for this fight according to Theo was due to the fact that Theo wanted to start a new business and maybe

vincent

felt he was a burden on his brother however according to theo it was more that

vincent

cared about his brother's future endeavors and they didn't end in a terrible ter mrs again not really an excuse for what happened, especially if you know that

Vincent

continued to write him friendly letters, the consequences couldn't have been that bad, so if there's no point in

Vincent

resorting to that if the logistics of the shooting itself and the fact that it was never found evidence doesn't make any sense so who killed him well for our proposed response to that look at a book titled van

gogh

life the authors nephi and smith also didn't believe

vincent

being responsible so instead they started gathering historical evidence and they proposed a new theory that the theory follows an individual named Renee Sekriton, as I mentioned earlier, Van

Gogh

was seen as an outsider and was constantly mocked by a community around him. much of that mockery. he was holding hands with 16 year old renee and his friends van

gogh

was seen as a weird guy so the teens being teenagers decided to torment him they would do things like throw salt in his coffee snakes inside his art eq. and he put chili on the end of his brush so every time he went to lick it he would get chili in his mouth the last one is really kinda smart i support him obviously not just so you know a mentally challenged artist who is dealing with many other problems in life but its like a joke to your friend who sometimes paints 10 out of 10 years later Renee was interviewed about Van

Gogh

which again lends more credence to this theory and Renee said that our favorite game was to make him angry. it was easy now renee had an older brother named gaston and by all accounts gaston and

vincent

were close friends gaston had questions about art and what it was like to be a painter and

vincent

wood enjoyed company and the two often shared meals together while in Gaston's younger brother Renee and Renee's friends were tormenting Vinson according to various accounts, including Renee's, when Renee was again around 16, she went to Paris and saw a Buffalo Bill show inspired by this cowboy aesthetic renee bought herself a cowboy hat and cowboy clothes where the authors found this untitled sketch by

vincent

they believe it actually shows renee secratin dressed as buffalo bill van

gogh

unable to pronounce buffalo bill or renee making fun of him they began to referring to it as the buffalo pill, which apparently made renee furious and is incredibly funny because, think about it, renee and these kids have tormented I've had van

gogh

for a year at this point and van

gogh

casually says buffalo pill and just singles out the kids among the cowboy attributes he had bought puffalo pill was an expensive .380 caliber revolver renee and gaston's family the secretaries had a lot money and they had a large property outside the town where van

gogh

frequently painted according to several witnesses that The day he saw van

Gogh

when he was leaving the city, he was not walking towards the wheat fields, but was walking in the opposite direction. toward the property secrete specifically along an area where renee and her friends would constantly go fishing and on July 27 a local said he heard a shot not in the wheat fields but on the outskirts of town on the opposite side of town so maybe van

gogh

would travel to an area he painted frequently whenever he would meet up with renee and her friends or maybe renee and her brother or just renee himself from there you could imagine maybe renee he was joking and being a kid playing with a gun and he accidentally fired maybe they had a verbal argument and renee was trying to scare

vincent

and shot right next to him or she thought the gun was unloaded but regardless of the specific circumstances it's possible that 16-year-old renee shot

vincent

from there,

vincent

stumbles across the inn again and in an effort not to ruin the life of a boy and his friend's younger brother, says he did it himself while lying and instead said he was heading to r the wheat fields in the opposite direction renee orgaston could have hidden or destroyed

vincent

's art equipment and that would also explain why the art equipment and gun were never found and also The day after

Vincent

Renee Gaston and his father were shot they left town for several weeks and, according to locals, each time they returned, Renee, who had previously had a gun on her hip for months, stopped wearing it for some reason. towards him and whenever she was asked what happened to the gun specifically, Renee said that

Vincent

had stolen it some time before her

death

;
However, if that were true, that would mean that the young Grenade had his favorite weapons stolen by someone he hated and I simply decided never to tell anyone which I would explain the lack of physical evidence with where

Vincent

claimed it happened as well as the idea. that in it he walked over a mile across the field with a bullet hole in it to come back at the end that would explain the strange location and physics of the shot that wounded him and that would even explain his confused response whenever he was asked about the situation. and he said he thinks he did and to top it all off in the 1930s every time art historians visited the town to paint a story of

vincent

's life they started asking the locals about his

death

and they all said oh well

vincent

well he was killed by a group of kids who were playing but decided to keep his identity a secret so as not to get them in trouble and by that time the account had almost solidified that

vincent

was responsible and how historians would tell the locals that they would say no, it's always been the story that a bunch of kids did it and

Vincent

was just being a good Samaritan in his last hours and while many people continually portray this idea of ​​

Vincent

just being tortured .
Artist who eventually let torture get the best of him. I see this as such a beautiful image because yes, without a doubt,

Vincent

struggled a lot in his life and faced challenges that most of us will hopefully never have, but the idea that despite all that suffering despite all the circumstances he had to deal with in his last hours he didn't want some kids getting into trouble kids he otherwise had this rivalry and potential hate is such a beautiful idea six months after

vincent

's

death

his brother theo would pass away due to health complications and theo's wife would eventually have him buried next to

vincent

and although he would never see the fruits of his labor this side of eternity

vincent

went on to be remembered as one of the most important figures in art history his painting the portrait of dr paul gachette that if you remember is the doctor who treated him on his

death

bed sold in 1990 for 83 million dollars keep in mind that this is the man who had trouble he traded his paintings for a bottle of wine before his burial there was a meeting at the ravu inn to remember

vincent

sunflowers of course and on the walls some of his paintings the wheat fields the town hall a portrait of adeline ravu the teenager who served dinner every night to the troubled man who lived in the little room upstairs the man who once wrote as a painter i will never amount to anything important i am absolutely sure of it and i understand when it comes to historical accounts like this not everything was recorded as well as we'd like it to be, it's not all cited in a way that we can definitively say what is or isn't the truth, but by taking all the physical evidence and accounts that I mentioned and then comparing it to the story of a girl who was 13 at the time moment, as well as

vincent

's words as he lay dying, i like to think that this carries more weight because although

vincent

suffered and although his story was tragic, there were t so much beauty and elegance that she managed to get out of that tragedy and maybe if I'm right about these theories then there is a beauty and elegance to her selflessness at the end or do you think I'm absolutely crazy and this is just another one of my crazy conspiracy theories and in at this point i can't tell the difference so well in you but regardless of whether you think i'm crazy or not which i almost certainly am but on this particular subject that's totally fine because you're still here and you're still seeing and i just want to thank you for watching but really thank you all for watching thank you for supporting and sticking around it means the world so i hope you all enjoyed this video i think i should for now but i just want to thank you for watching i hope you enjoyed and I'll see you in the next goodbye
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