Originally Posted by S.E.Hendriksen
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:
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:
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...