A recently exposed self-protrait of Vincent van Gogh is not actually a self-portrait. After several years of research, a Dutch clever "clogs" has discovered it was actually a portrait of Theo, his brother.
It obviously is a simple case of the old "double Dutch", and now this astonishing discovery has at last been revealed, this has turned the art world upside-down as nobody ever thought Vincent had ever painted one, but he was a bit "cheeky" and disguised Theo in the painting.
Vincent painted Theo to look exactly like himself and fooled the world for nearly 125 years proving that he wasn't quite as mad as people thought him to be.
The portrait, which has been hanging for years in the Vincent van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, has now been renamed, "Theo with my ears". Many are questioning how this oversight could have lasted for so long and are curious why, and how the old master had made his brother look so uncannily like himself.
According to details I've just made up, in a moment of madness, it seems, Vincent chopped half of his ear off, stuck it on the painting; painted around it because he couldn't paint Theo's ears properly. Apparently they needed to be slightly rounder than his own; so he cut off his own lobe and it fitted perfectly. OUCH!
Now everything has been explained and the world can now admire Theo or Vincent (whatever!) with their ears on in this masterpiece of finest "double Dutch".