Sunday, November 21, 2010

Van Gogh Museum - Bedroom secrets – The painting

Van Gogh Museum - Bedroom secrets – The painting


It appears that geranium lake ( a fugitive pigment ) was used in the red floor and the lilac color van Gogh speaks of with Theo. Geranium lake is an eosine (from the coal tar group) color which is rather fugitive and fades too much in strong light.



Here a conservationist recreates a (tantalizingly small) portion of the painting in the original colors:
http://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/blog/slaapkamergeheimen/en/2010/09/27/digital-rejuvenation-of-the-bedroom/

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