The painter Vincent van Gogh (born 30 maart 1853 in Zundert, Netherlands – suicide on 29 juli 1890 in France). The painter Edvard Munch (born 12 December 1863 Kingdom of Sweden and Norway – died 23 January 1944 in Oslo Norway). They lived around the same time. Vincent van Gogh became a known painter after his death, not before.
The two painters have much in common, not just their similar (development of) painting style. Both Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch have a museum dedicated to them. This is something significant. Not many painters have a museum with their name on it.
Vincent van Gogh is most known for the little detail of him cutting of parts of his left ear, or the mystery of what actually happened there. Some say it happened in a fight with his friend Gauguin. Others claim he cut off his own ear, due to the desease
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