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World Grasshopper found in van Gogh painting at Kansas City museum

13:01  08 november  2017
13:01  08 november  2017 Source:   ap.org

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Grasshopper found embedded in Van Gogh painting . A team of curators and conservators at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City recently found a small grasshopper embedded in the thick paint of Vincent Van Gogh 's "Olive Trees" painting , which was done more than a century ago.

This photo provided by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City , Mo., shows a small grasshopper that has been found embedded in the thick paint in the lower foreground of Vincent van Gogh 's painting "Olive Trees."

This photo provided by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo., shows Vincent van Gogh's painting © The Associated Press This photo provided by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo., shows Vincent van Gogh's painting "Olive Trees." A small grasshopper has been found embedded in the thick paint in the lower foreground of the painting. Paintings Conservator Mary Schafer made the grasshopper discovery while examining the painting under magnification. The bug isn't visible through casual observation. (The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art via AP) A small grasshopper has been found embedded in a Vincent van Gogh painting at a Kansas City museum.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art said in a news release that the insect was stuck in the thick paint in the lower foreground of the famed artist's "Olive Trees." 

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A small grasshopper has been found embedded in a Vincent van Gogh painting at a Kansas The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art said in a news release that the insect was stuck in the thick paint in the lower Paintings Conservator Mary Schafer made the grasshopper discovery while examining the

A GRASSHOPPER is found lodged in Van Gogh 's 'Olive Trees' painting after going unnoticed for 128 years. Curators at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City discovered the grasshopper as part of a scientific study to better understand Van Gogh 's process.

Van Gogh was known for painting outdoors and mused in an 1885 letter to his brother that "I must have picked up a good hundred flies and more off the 4 canvases that you'll be getting."

  Grasshopper found in van Gogh painting at Kansas City museum Paintings Conservator Mary Schafer made the grasshopper discovery while examining the painting under magnification. The bug isn't visible through casual observation.

The close study of the painting is part of an effort to create an online catalogue of the 104 French paintings and pastels at the museum.

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