There are two reasons I don't have a picture of myself in my avatar.
1) I very rarely take pictures of myself.
2) I don't want all the ladies of MBTIc to spend all their time drooling over my pic when they have so much cooking and cleaning to do.
Oh you could only wish us ladies would do such a thing [Your call on whether I mean drooling over you or that abundance of cooking and cleaning we supposedly have to do]
You rarely take pictures of yourself? This must be due to your own camera-shattering hotness?
I suppose we'll just have to imagine, then-- we just might not be able to handle it.
On 23 October Gauguin eventually arrived in Arles, after repeated requests from Van Gogh. During November they painted together. Uncharacteristically, Van Gogh painted some pictures from memory, deferring to Gauguin's ideas in this. Their first joint outdoor painting exercise was conducted at the picturesque Alyscamps. It was in November that Van Gogh painted The Red Vineyard.
In December the two artists visited Montpellier and viewed works by Courbet and Delacroix in the Museť Fabre. However, their relationship was deteriorating badly. They quarrelled fiercely about art. Van Gogh felt an increasing fear that Gauguin was going to desert him, and what he described as a situation of "excessive tension" reached a crisis point on 23 December 1888, when Van Gogh stalked Gauguin with a razor and then cut off the lower part of his own left ear lobe, which he wrapped in newspaper and gave to a prostitute named Rachel in the local brothel, asking her to "keep this object carefully." Gauguin left Arles and never saw Van Gogh again.
It was most probably caused by excessive guilt.
And it must have been his "schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, syphilis, poisoning from swallowed paints, and acute intermittent porphyria" that triggered it.