Vincent van Gogh's Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear is one of two self-portraits van Gogh painted while recovering from his self-inflicted wound. He was bundled up in a heavy winter coat and large fur hat, but he did not attempt to hide the heavy dressing on his ear.
Vincent van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo that his seizure and its aftermath ended his dream of organizing an artists' community in Arles, France. He asked why he had not heard from Paul Gauguin: "Have I scared him?"
As Van Gogh rehabilitated, he returned to common themes, such as sunflowers. Read on to learn about another sunflower painting.