German Artist Creates Replica Of Van Gogh's Lost Ear

(Image Via The Center For Art and Media)

It appears that the world of fine art is being taken over by those following in Dr. Frankenstein's footsteps, because you no longer need to paint like Van Gogh, or have his eye for color, to succeed in the art world- all you need is his severed ear.

A German artist by the name of Diemut Strebe has created a replica of Van Gogh’s severed ear using DNA from Vincent’s great-great-grandnephew Lieuwe Van Gogh, and now the strange incarnation of the legendary lopped ear is on display at the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Two questions immediately come to mind- "why the hell would anybody do such a thing?" and "is this art?", both of which can be answered the same way- your guess is as good as mine!

-Via Geekosystem

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