Artist Prints Van Gogh’s Ear From Household DNA

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If you’re from the future and have come back to find the moment at which 3D printing got weird, you’ve arrived at the right day

A German artist just 3D-printed a replica of famous painter Vincent van Gogh’s ear, using DNA from Lieuwe van Gogh, the great-great grandson of Van Gogh’s brother Theo. The result is now on display at the Centre for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany. Welcome to 2014

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Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh died in 1890 at the age of 37, but not before he created a body of work that was hugely influential on later generations of painters and widely regarded as some of the greatest works in history. In the popular imagination, though, he is equally well known for a psychotic episode in 1888 in which he sliced off his left ear Read more…

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