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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