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Mercury, the Culprit Who Turns Paintings Black

Mercury, the Culprit Who Turns Paintings Black

Mercury released from the red pigment in Adoration of the Magi (Peter Paul Rubens, 1624) has formed black stains in some places. *Image source: KONINKLIJK MUSEUM VOOR SCHONE KUNSTEN, ANTWERP/GIRAUDON/THE BRIDGEMAN ART LIBRARY    For several centuries, the pigment vermilion has been a favorite of artists, however, it is notorious for turning […]

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