The Mystery of Vincent Van Gogh's Death
Hey everyone, today we're going to talk about a
mystery behind the
death of one of the most famous artists in human history.
Gogh is an artist who really needs no introduction to abstract art as it is today and having created over 2,000 works of art in his lifetime he is remembered as a cornerstone in art history but what What is remembered about Van
Gogh, if not more so, is the tragedy of the artist himself, that Van
Gogh lived a very troubled life, constantly struggling with the ridicule of others and his own mental illness, and most believe that this troubled life was the cause of his
death in July 1890, but in recent years physicians, researchers and historians have amassed pieces of evidence that have surfaced It is not time to say that the historical record may be wrong and that perhaps one of the most tragic
deaths in all of art was actually a selfless sacrifice, so today we're going to look at the story of vi ncen t van
death we will draw from the accounts of van
Gogh himself and those around him whenever he died, and then we will draw conflicting accounts and modern evidence leading me and several other researchers to believe this van
gogh was killed by someone else so if this sounds interesting to you stay here while we talk about the true tragedy of
gogh of course only if you believe the evidence i have to say, if not that's just it another crazy random rant i have, but that's all nice, you know, that goes without saying at this point, but before I waste your time on something that probably isn't important, let's talk about something important, like Save Money And You Can Save Money For Free Thanks To Today's Sponsor Honey Honey is America's number one shopping tool to help you save money when you buy anything online.
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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 never got the success that his name would eventually attain. He made over 2000 works of art in his lifetime, most of which he would bartering for a bottle of wine or just giving it away to people, in fact some of the paintings he painted and then sent to his mother were thrown away from her.
He was the youngest of six siblings and kept disappointing his parents by taking on new jobs and frequently moved from city to city which meant he was often ostracized by his family and the communities he lived in. The only positive relationship he had in his life was with his older brother Theo
Vincent, and Theo was very close, and they wrote to each other frequently for most of his life, when he was painting full-time, Theo funded his living and most of the details we know about
Vincent's Priv know about life come from the letters between him and Theo.
Through these writings we can see that
Vincent was very troubled as he spoke about the misery he was going through in life and that Theo was the only thing holding him up. Opportunities and relationships were failing for
Vincent all the time and he seemed to get into that feeling plunge into hopelessness. Some of his writings and paintings even suggest that he suffered from a form of dizziness and epilepsy due to his frequent stays in and also outside the asylums,
Vincent rarely seems to have known peace. This seemed to peak in 1888 when van
Gogh famously cut off his ear to give to a woman he was interested in.
As you can imagine, this stunt landed him in an asylum. There are historical records to suggest this didn't actually happen and instead a friend of his practicing with the sword accidentally cut off his ear and
Vincent made up the story to cover for him and although I didn't can confirm that this feeling is certainly a premonition for later, while
Vincent painted over 150 paintings in this asylum stay in 1888, along with some of his most famous ones such as Irises and Starry Night, when
Vincent left the asylum his brother Theo started making several of these paintings To exhibit at art exhibitions in Paris, and for the first time in his life
Vincent was getting good reviews and people wanting to buy his work, so around this time in late 1889 and early 1890
Vincent moved to a town near Paris in northern France I should also mentioning here that although I call him van
Gogh I know the correct pronunciation for it is van gosh or van gosh or something like that but i bi na fool American and will continue to mispronounce things with full suspicion.
I say that now that I'm about to slaughter the following French names terribly, the town
Vincent moved to was known as Aver Sirois in Northern France, and while he was staying there at the Ravel Inn. I'm so sorry and at this point in his life things seem to be going well for
Vincent throughout June and July. He painted at least one picture a day, and of course that didn't cure the illness he was dealing with, but he seemed to be in better spirits than before, which made the events of July 27 all the more unexpected now, eh I do with most of these conspiracy-type videos.
I'll officially report what happened before I address my quibbles and issues The Ravo Inn where
Vincent was living at the time was family owned, and the story of
death is the most commonly remembered and most commonly remembered in the What is recorded throughout history is from Adeline, the Rava's 13-year-old daughter Adeline These are the events that took place on July 27, 1890. It was typical of
Vincent to come down and join the family for breakfast before leaving with his easel and painting equipment to paint a natural or urban setting for the day, to which he would then return at sunset, beginning July 27th He ate with the family like every other
Vincent, then gathered his painting equipment and left the inn, but despite his typical routine of returning just before sunset,
Vincent was well after nightfall that the family worried about him until around 9pm
vincent suspiciously stumbled back into the inn
vincent did not return with the gear 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 said no But I did, before I let up, he then stumbled into his room and the family could hear him moaning for the next hour, Eventually Adeline's father, the owner of the inn, decided I should go upstairs and check on
Vincent, when he comes to
Vincent pulls his hand away and reveals that a gunshot wound is just below the chest as the father asks what's happening is.
Vincent says I hurt myself, the father sends a doctor and eventually Dr. Paul Gashet, a personal friend of van
Gogh, comes to visit, takes notes on the uterus, which we will talk about later, and dresses it as best he can, but according to Gachet, considers it altogether hopeless when the bullet goes through his His torso had flown and coiled next to his spine without making an exit, the Gazette said it was a lost cause and trying to trick it would only hasten his
death, so he bandaged it and tried to make
Vincent as comfortable as possible close.
Vincent lived the night and then the next night a couple of Zhindarms, who were effectively police officers at the time, questioned Van
Gogh to find out why he was shot again. By this time Van
Gogh had already told the landlord and those around him he had done it to himself and whenever the zhendarms ask if you tried to hurt yourself he says I think so before he hurried says don't blame anyone else which is a strange way of answering that question this morning when the telegram office opened the ins keeper sent a telegram to
vincent's brother theo theo arrived immediately and spent the day at his brother's side that day under his last words
vincent appears to have been having peaceful conversations with his brother, 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 hours of july 29th at approx 1 30 am at his funeral on july 30 several of his paintings were placed across the room and several artists from paris came to pay their respects according to reports that a Deline would later give during his final hours, van
Gogh said that he had left to go to the wheat fields outside of town to paint, and that while he was there in the wheat field he injured himself before he could walk a few hours later passed out after dark and walked the mile-long walk back to the inn before dying a day later, making it seem to most as if the tragedy and heartache that
Vincent saw throughout his life led to his eventual
death or did it see that everything I just said is 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 several locals and Witnesses at the time including
Vincent's own brother as well as the physical evidence of what happened that July evening so let's get into that and while I review the evidence d Arlege, I want to stress that I don't think any of this is conclusive.
It was a murder, but wait until you've heard all the individual circumstantial evidence as to why I think it was evidence for you. Let's start with the actual moment of the shot itself. There is never complete proof. As you know, a medical autopsy was performed on van
Gogh while he was in the French countryside in 1890. These weren't really commonplace, but the doctor said he took very detailed notes, and this is corroborated by the witnesses who were where the shot entered. It was uncomfortable to be on camera, the shot was right below it Penetrating
Vincent's rib cage on his left side, and the bullet curved down his body and snaked back up alongside his spine on the right side without making an exit out of his torso, which I don't think I'm going to tell you if you're trying to do a fatal one Reaching wound this is a really weird way of doing things as yes it was the 1890s but they had an understanding of where organs are so instead they go completely under the rib cage just missing all the bones and vital organs It seems weird , moreover it is almost certain that van
Gogh was right-handed based on some self-portraits he took of himself, and although it's obviously not impossible to use your non-dominant hand It's just another odd note, in fact it's believed by many that van
Gogh died from an immediate infection he contracted from the wound and not from loss of blood, which explains that it took over a day to actually die, in addition to this description by van
Gogh The shot itself doesn't make sense Dr.
Irv Arnberg the author of
Vincent's murder has long been a proponent of the idea that
Vincent didn't do it. Part of his evidence of this is the nature of the injury itself. Arnberg suggests that
Vincent was to it. He would most likely use alofa show pin fire revolvers. Revolvers were very rare in France at the time, so if there was one in the city it would be it most likely a lava show there was also a very weathered one found in a field