5 East 57th Street, 8th floor, New York, NY 10022
T: 212 355 5710 F: 212 355 5742
  • T: 212 355 5710 F: 212 355 5742 Home     Back
  • Would You Like Your Grasshopper With Chocolate Or Paint?

    November 10, 2017

    Van Gogh’s Grasshopper

    A conservator at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art made an interesting discovery.  While examining van Gogh’s Olive Trees under magnification, Mary Schafer discovered the partial remains of a grasshopper. Guess it does confirm that the artist painted outdoors!  Wonder what else is hidden under those thick layers of paint?

    Source: Vincent van Gogh painted a grasshopper into his Olive Trees 130 years ago, and it’s only just been discovered – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Source: Grasshopper found in Vincent van Gogh painting at Kansas City museum

  • MORE ARTICLES

  • Our Next Event

  • Artist Advice

  • RECENTLY ADDED