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Old 12-15-2005, 02:16 PM
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Vincent van Gogh was a left-hander

Hi artlovers !

Vincent van Gogh was a left-handed painter !

See the breaking news at http://www.glar.gl
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Re: Vincent van Gogh was a left-hander

And we all know what Renoir says he painted with.
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Re: Vincent van Gogh was a left-hander

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Vincent van Gogh was a left-handed painter !

See the breaking news at http://www.glar.gl



Thank you, I learned something new today!!
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Old 12-20-2005, 03:49 AM
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Re: Vincent van Gogh was a left-hander

Hi Alex 22

I was surprised about his lefthandness too, never mentioned in his letters and in the history of art at all.

The Van Gogh Museum missed that little detail for more than 100 years, but NO reaction from Amsterdam yet.
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Re: Vincent van Gogh was a left-hander

Was this held up to be true? Did they stick with their findings?
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Re: Vincent van Gogh was a left-hander

How deep did you have to dig to find this four-year-old thread?

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Re: Vincent van Gogh was a left-hander

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Hi artlovers !

Vincent van Gogh was a left-handed painter !

See the breaking news at http://www.glar.gl

Alas, that article isn't there anymore, so I don't know what it says. So I'll do my own bit of art historical sleuthing.

In Gauguin's portrait of Van Gogh painting sunflowers he shows him as right-handed:

http://www.paul-gauguin.net/Vincent-...n-Flowers.html

However, in this self-portrait by Van Gogh, he shows himself holding his palette in his left hand. But seeing as it is presumably a mirror image, it means he held the palette in his right hand, which suggests he painted with his left hand:

http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth...lf-whitney.jpg

Unlike the case with Leonardo, Van Gogh's drawings tend not to be shaded in such a neatly hatched manner, so perhaps they don't give us many clues. I'd have to go look around on the web to make sure though...
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