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Posts tagged painting

August 8, 2012

 

jean millet's work in frame

How X-Ray Technology Is Helping Examine Millet’s Artwork

In the 1840s, a new painting by Jean Francois Millet was unveiled in Paris. But, horror of horrors, no one seemed to like it!

February 21, 2011

 

sunflowers

Chemistry At Work: How Van Gogh Doomed His Sunflower Painting

Scientists believe they now know why Vincent van Gogh's sunflower paintings have dulled over the years.

January 1, 2008

 

Oregon Trail Oil Painting

Changing Oil Paintings

The shift is gradual once the artist finishes, taking decades, or even centuries, but eventually colors fade, darken, or become more transparent over time.

February 23, 2004

 

Mona Lisa’s Mysterious Smile–Now You See It, Now You Don’t

What's the deal with Mona Lisa's smile? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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