Why Van Gogh's reds aren't so red anymore

March 8, 2015 2:50 PM

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Why Van Gogh's reds aren't so red anymore

A patron looks at a self portrait by Vincent Van Gogh at the Museum of Fine Arts, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, in Montreal. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

Look at a Van Gogh painting today, and you're not quite getting the full effect. Reports in 2013, as cited in the Guardian, revealed that the paintings were fading; studies have found yellows are turning brown.

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