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Van Gogh May Have Hidden 'The Last Supper' Within One Of His Most Famous Paintin

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« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2015, 12:11:38 am »

Jared Baxter was first inspired to start going down this rabbit hole when he realized there were still huge discoveries being made about van Gogh's life, such as the Van Gogh Museum's announcement that a self-portrait painted by van Gogh was most likely a depiction of his brother. Around the same time, it was lengthily (and convincingly) argued, that van Gogh hadn't killed himself but had been murdered by a local bully. It was similarly argued that van Gogh hadn't cut off his own ear (his roommate, Paul Gauguin, had cut it off). Van Gogh may be one of humanity's most famous artists, and yet our knowledge of his life is as blurry as his "Starry Night."

"You know when you're interpreting art, you've got to leave open the possibility that you're not correct ... there can never be 100 percent certain," Baxter told The Huffington post. "I think there's enough information and enough evidence to at least make a pretty good case."

"I think if you put 12 art historians in a room," he continued, "you'd get 13 definitions of what symbolist art is."


Searching for a definitive answer might be fruitless.
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« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2015, 12:12:25 am »

Baxter said he hopes the mystery is a bit like Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code -- an enthralling idea any art aficionado could appreciate -- that one of the world's masterpieces has been hidden within another.

Further fueling a Brown-esque conspiracy, one of van Gogh's letters is missing and, from Baxter's research, it is referred to in subsequent letters. The independent researcher believes that the missing piece is where van Gogh "really laid out his plan for what symbolist art means." The missing piece to the puzzle. "Both Gauguin and Bernard, in wanting to take credit for the movement, perhaps destroyed the letter," surmised Baxter. "It's kind of my theory on that."

Somebody call Tom Hanks.
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