Van Gogh: Secrets the Other Art Appraisers Don’t Know
Vincent Van Gogh used very distinctive oil paint. Van Gogh could not afford fine paint and instead used a cheap grade or what was available in small rural art supply stores.
The particles in Van Gogh’s green paint are so course they continue to oxidize and turn even greener over time. Van Gogh’s red paint has the opposite problem. It was so inferior it had turned pink as it faded in the light. Van Gogh used a primitive type of white that is now illegal to sell in the United States and has been replaced by modern less toxic substances. Van Gogh’s yellow paint was also fugitive and eventually turned coffee brown.
A formal authentication of Van Gogh’s paintings should consist of scientific paint analysis to determine if these unique pigment are present.
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