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2013-09-26 23:40:09

Every year, we are reminded of the hidden beauty that lies beneath the surface of nature's foliage with the coming of fall and changing color of leaves. SoLux® natural daylight lamps reveal the true colors and beauty in painting by Van Gogh, Poplars in Autumn, and others by Monet, Rembrandt, and Picasso. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Fall is in the air and with it the annual display of brilliant foliage. According to the US forestry website, "During the growing...

2013-06-06 23:34:36

Artists, painters, and art students enjoy the brilliance of Van Gogh´s artworks viewed in high resolution on iPhone and iPad with Mighty Mack´s Paintings: Van Gogh App. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 Mighty Mack announces the release of the newest addition to its Artist App series, Paintings: Van Gogh Vincent van Gogh (1853 — 1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th century art for its vivid colors and...

2013-01-09 05:02:24

The term "green" now has a new meaning when referring to LED lights. Researchers from the University of Antwerp, Belgium, and Perugia University, Italy have discovered the excess blue light emitted from LEDs is causing yellow paint to turn "brown and olive green". Museums like the Musee d'Orsay that have chosen SoLux simulated daylight with minimal amounts of blue light are happy they did. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) January 08, 2013 Investigators for years have known paintings by Van Gogh and...

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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2012-03-30 13:01:38

For more than a century, Vincent Van Gogh's series of paintings depicting overly-bushy sunflowers were thought to be the result of his alleged mental illness at work, but now could actually be realistic impressions of a genetic mutation seen in some strains of the flowers, according to a new study. Most typical sunflowers have a brown, seed-filled middle and a single ring of yellow petals. But some seem overgrown with double rows of petals -- like the "Teddy Bear" variety -- and others...

2011-11-29 08:00:00

Amanti Art, the online picture framing company, offers prints and posters by Georgia OâKeeffe, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and Gustav Klimt as framed art on its website. Madison, Wisconsin (PRWEB) November 29, 2011 Amanti Art, a Wisconsin-based wholesale art and framing company, has announced the availability of prints and posters by Georgia OâKeeffe, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet and Gustav Klimt, among others, for sale on its website. Amanti Art allows...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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