Why Did Vincent Van Gogh Cut Off Part Of His Ear?

When Vincent van Gogh’s fury erupted with Paul Gauguin, the artist with whom he had been collaborating for a while at Arles, he hacked off his left ear with a razor. Van Gogh’s condition began to manifest itself: he began to have hallucinations and endured seizures during which he lost consciousness. During one of these assaults, he stabbed himself with a knife.