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The Art Institute of Chicago conducted a number of tests to reveal the pigments Vincent Van Gogh used in his famous “the bedroom” paintings, and found out that the walls were meant to be purple with a reddish floor.  When you look at the “recolored” painting Van Gogh’s contrast technique is more pronounced, surprisingly making the painting even more beautiful. Read more: The walls in Van Gogh’s iconic ‘The Bedroom’

 

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