Thursday, June 5, 2014

3D print of van Gogh's ear

Vincent van Gogh self-portrait with bandaged ear, 1889

The German artist Diemut Strebe used a 3D printer at a Boston hospital to create a replica of Vincent van Gogh's ear. Strebe said the copy of the ear uses DNA material from Lieuwe van Gogh, the great-great-grandson of Theo Van Gogh, Vincent's brother.

The artifact is on display at the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany through July 6.

Source: Los Angeles Times