8 Mysterious Van Gogh Theories That Haunt Us To This Day

March 30, 2015 6:05 PM

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8 Mysterious Van Gogh Theories That Haunt Us To This Day

Today is the birthday of one of the art world's most beloved outsiders, the iconic post-Impressionist whose melancholic spirit and rapturous paintings forever colored our notion of the "tortured artist." Yes, we're talking about Vincent van Gogh, a man whose life is as widely renowned as it is shrouded in mystery.

Was van Gogh really as unstable as he seemed? Are his paintings actually changing over time? And what's with the ear already? Today, on what would have been his 162nd birthday, we're exploring some of the theories and discoveries that continue to make van Gogh not only one of the most talented but o...

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