Museum Displays Cell Based, 3-D Printed Replica of van Gogh’s Ear
A German museum is displaying a copy of Vincent van Gogh’s ear that was grown using genetic material provided by one of the 19th century Dutch artist’s living relatives.
The Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe says artist Diemut Strebe made the replica using living cells from Lieuwe van Gogh, the great-great-grandson of Vincent’s brother Theo. Using a 3-D printer, the cells were shaped to resemble the ear that Vincent van Gogh is said to have cut off during a psychotic episode in 1888.
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