Did Beethoven cut off his ear?

Question:

Did Beethoven cut off his ear?

Vincent van Gogh:

Vincent van Gogh was a painter who was born in the Netherlands in 1853. He struggled throughout his lifetime and was only beginning to be recognized for his painting at the time of his death in 1890.

Artistic Struggles:

Many artists and composers had their share of struggles while creating their works. Several composers were said to have problems with depression. Artists often expressed their moods through their paintings. Their problems, however, would result in some of the greatest works of art and emotional pieces of music.

  • Vincent van Gogh was reported, by some, to have bipolar and spent time in an asylum.
  • Painter Edvard Munch struggled with anxiety and hallucinations.
  • Composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky struggled with depression and tried to kill himself.

Answer and Explanation:

Ludwig van Beethoven did not cut off his ear. He was hearing impaired from his mid-twenties until his death, growing progressively more deaf over...

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