How could a man who was possibly either attacked by a razor wielding Vincent van Gogh, who then turned tail and ran into a brothel slicing his ear off with his weapon and then handing it to a prostitute named Rachel with the express command, "Keep this object carefully," OR actually slicing off van Gogh's ear with a sword after going into a rage over a debate on the merits of Impressionism, as the two famous theories on poor van Gogh's ear go–how could such a man not do great things? Well, Gauguin certainly did.
At the Black Rocks (also known as Rocks by the Sea)
Spirit of the Dead Watching
Among the Lilies