Vincent was one of them that understood art. All he wanted from it was a way of escaping life. He suffered a rare disease that made him have tactics, but he never noticed them. He cut off his ear once. There are 2 stories of what he did with it. One is he sent it to his girlfriend since he caught her cheating on him. Another is that he kept hearing voices and was tired of it .That is pretty understandable and something I ask from art too.