Acclaimed British art critic and television presenter Waldemar Januszczak investigates the stories behind four internationally famous works of art from Gaugin, Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Dobson. Each episode focuses on one painting. Waldemar takes us deep into the world of the artist who created it, including popular influences, events in the artist's life, and any hidden meanings within the works.
Waldemar draws out the untold stories hidden in Van Gogh's Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear. It is a tale of geishas, brothels, bullfights, love affairs, suffering and a fiery relationship with Gauguin. Investigation of this famous work, emblematic of his time in the south of France, reveals the extent of the artist's personal demons and the profound effect this had on his work.Language: English Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: May 9, 2013