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Science unveils master painters' secrets

What hue of red was really in that Renoir masterpiece? How did Van Gogh envision his yellow flowers? And did Picasso really use housepaint? Advanced science techniques are helping shed new light on the original beauty that has faded with time on some of the world's greatest masterpieces, experts said Thursday. By scaling down sampling techniques to the most miniature levels, scientists can now figure out how individual molecules in a painting vibrate differently, allowing them to see the true organic colors as they were over a century ago.

Van Gogh copies in 3D look almost real, cost 25,000 euros

By Sara Webb AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - It would be the envy of forgers: a technology that can mint near-perfect reproductions of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings at a rate of three a day, with differences only experts can detect. So far, five of the Dutch painter's best-known works, including "Sunflowers" and "The Harvest", have undergone the treatment in a project backed by Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum using technology developed by the Fujifilm unit of Fujifilm Holdings Corp.

New Van Gogh painting identified in Netherlands

The Hague, Sep 9 (EFE).- "Sunset at Montmajour," an 1888 landscape painting, has been identified as an original work by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh after two years of research, the Van Gogh Museum said Monday. The painting, which was found in a private collection, dates from the period when Van Gogh (1853-1890) painted his well-known flower scenes. "A discovery of this magnitude has never before occurred in the history of the Van Gogh Museum. It is already a rarity that a new painting can be added to Van Gogh's oeuvre," museum director Axel Ruger said.

Long-lost Van Gogh painting unveiled in Amsterdam

Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum on Monday unveiled a newly discovered landscape painting from the height of the Dutch master's career, abandoned for years as a forgery in a Norwegian attic. "Sunset at Montmajour," a large oil landscape from 1888, was unveiled to applause by the museum's director Axel Rueger as a "unique experience that has not happened in the history of the Van Gogh Museum." Depicting a landscape of oaks in the south of France, the painting was brought to the museum from a private collection.

Hidden for a century, 'fake' is actually a Van Gogh

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A French landscape painting stored in an attic and kept from public view for a century because it was considered a fake is the work of Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh, a museum said on Monday citing new research. "Sunset at Montmajour", which shows twisted holly oaks and a distant ruin bathed in the light of the setting sun, was painted in 1888 when Van Gogh was living in Arles, in the south of France.

Long-lost Van Gogh painting unveiled in Amsterdam

It had been lying for years in the attic of a Norwegian collector who thought the painting was a forgery, after buying it in 1908.

New Van Gogh unveiled in Amsterdam

Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum on Monday unveiled a newly discovered painting by the Dutch master, a find labelled "a once-in-a lifetime experience." "Sunset at Montmajour," a large oil landscape, was unveiled to applause by the museum's director Axel Rueger as a "unique experience that has not happened in the history of the Van Gogh Museum."

Exhibition reveals Van Gogh's secrets

Amsterdam, May 1 (EFE).- A new exhibition at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum gives visitors an opportunity to learn the secrets of Dutch master Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). "Van Gogh at work," which opened on Wednesday, shows how the artist crafted his paintings and other works, and marks the 160th anniversary of his birth.

Amsterdam's Van Gogh reopens after facelift

Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum reopened its doors to the public on Wednesday with a stunning new display of some of the Dutch master's greatest works, completing a trio of renovations of the city's most famous museums. The hanging of Van Gogh's final 1887-88 "Self-portrait as a painter" moments before reopening to the public was the last task after a seven-month multi-million euro (dollar) facelift.

Amsterdam's Van Gogh museum reopens after facelift

Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum reopened its doors to the public on Wednesday with a stunning new display of some of the Dutch master's greatest works, completing a trio of renovations of the city's most famous museums. The hanging of Vincent Van Gogh's final 1887-88 "Self-portrait as a painter" moments before reopening to the public was the last task after a seven-month multi-million euro (dollar) facelift.
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