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Vincent van Gogh love for yellow

Everybody knows that Vincent van Gogh loved the colour yellow. But why? Well, the story begins 19,000 years ago… Yellow is one of the oldest colours in art. For most of history it came from yellow ochre, a naturally occurring and readily available clay-like substance. These cave paintings from 17,000 B.C. in Lascaux, France, include …

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