Global Warming in the Pre-Impressionists

By November 30, 2007Global Warming

From The Associated Press:

LONDON – The vivid sunsets painted by J.M.W. Turner are revered for their use of color and light and for their influence on the Impressionists. But could they also help global warming experts track climate change?

A group of scientists has studied the colors in more than 500 paintings of sunsets, including many of Turner’s 19th-century watercolors and oils, in hopes of gaining insights into the cooling effects caused by major volcanic eruptions.

Wonder what they learned from Van Gogh’s Cypresses?

Hat Tip: James Taranto.

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