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2014-01-13 23:24:52

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Van Gogh Painting Discoloration Blamed On Varnish
2012-09-15 07:59:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A reaction between paint and a protective varnish applied following the artist's death is to blame for a color change in the Van Gogh painting "Flowers in a Blue Vase," claims a new study in the journal Analytical Chemistry. In a discovery that the Daily Mail's Mark Prigg says "could have major implications for artistic conservation", researchers used x-ray scanners at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) and...

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2011-08-19 14:35:34

In both an attempt to raise the spirits of Japanese residents still reeling from the March earthquake and tsunami disaster and to absorb radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that was damaged in the event, Buddhist monks have planted hundreds of thousands -- perhaps millions -- of sunflowers and other plants in the surrounding area of their temple and Fukushima prefecture.The Fukushima power plant, some 30 miles away from the Buddhist Joenji temple, suffered a series of...

2011-03-23 13:05:00

LISSE, Netherlands, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mrs. Bettina Wulff, spouse of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, has officially opened the 62nd edition of the world famous international flower exhibition Keukenhof. Accompanied by her husband Mr. Christian Wulff and the Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, as well as many other dignitaries, she baptized a newly bred, beautiful colored tulip, named after her. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110323/NY70434 )...

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2011-02-14 14:45:00

Scientists have identified why the bright yellows in Vincent van Gogh's paintings have turned brown. They say that a complex chemical reaction is behind the deterioration of the works. The new finding is a first step in understanding how to stop some of van Gogh's most famous paintings from fading over time. The results suggest shielding the affected paintings as much as possible from UV and sunlight. Scientists had to use an array of analytical tools in order to uncover the secrets of...

2008-08-18 00:00:18

By Tom Avril The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA - The painting of the lean-faced, bearded man with the penetrating stare is unmistakably a self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh. An art historian can tell by looking at the riot of bold, colorful brushstrokes. Researchers at Pennsylvania State and Princeton Universities, however, use an analytical tool that surely the troubled Dutch master never imagined: the computer. Their method is far from foolproof, but the two teams, along with a...

2008-07-30 18:00:06

European scientists reportedly have used new technology to reconstruct a portrait of a peasant woman Vincent Van Gogh painted then covered with another work. The Los Angeles Times said scientists used synchrotron X-rays from a particle accelerator to determine what the original painting looked like before Van Gogh covered it up with his landscape Patch of Grass 2 1/2 years later in 1887. The Times said the image resembles a series of portraits Van Gogh created in Nuenen. The Dutch town is...


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