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The Sunflowers of Vincent Van Gogh are literally wilting. His cornea-searing yellows are turning dull brown as the chromium in the Vincent-beloved chrome yellow pigment undergoes reverse oxidation with UV light. This seems to only happen to the chrome yellows brightened with barium sulphate white. ‘Cause science. That’s what you get for trying harder. French […]

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So, Vincent Van Gogh was missing a second ear and a third dimension? The nifty nerds at Artcyclopedia thought so. They manipulated his depth of field for that tilt-focus effect that makes real people look like tiny toys and tiny toys look like real people. It’s as close as you’re going to get to running through […]

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The LA Times’ profile of an on-going Van Gogh exhibit at the Royal Academy of Art in London has this point to emphasize: Van Gogh was not a “crazy genius” and they’ve got his personal letters to prove it. He was well-read and dandy, you see, despite walking off a pier while carrying on a […]

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Though Vincent Van Gogh is universally recognized as the tortured and crazy painter who sliced off his own ear, he may also be a liar. A new study suggests the disturbed Dutch artist made up the story to protect Paul Gauguin, a fellow painter and object of his affection, who cut it off with a […]

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