Van Gogh's studio practice
Vincent van Gogh experimented with different materials and techniques in his drawings and paintings. The choice of carrier - canvas, panel, cardboard or paper - as well as the type of primer, pigments and inks all influence how the finished work of art finally looks. For this reason the Van Gogh Museum has been conducting exhaustive technical research into the paintings and drawings by Van Gogh in its collection for many years now.
Improved assessment of the artist in his time
This innovative research is being carried out by a team of restorers, chemists, curators and art historians.
These web pages offer more information about the technical research into the materials used in the paintings, the research techniques used and the details that have come to light.
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