August 22, 2012

Was Vincent van Gogh Color Blind?

Colin Schultz, Smithsonian


AP Photo

Around a tenth of all men are color blind or color deficient, and as Joe Hanson discusses on It’s Okay to Be Smart, famed painter Vincent van Gogh may have been counted among them.

Hanson references the work of Kazunori Asada, a researcher and designer who is concerned with color vision. Asada had seen some of van Gogh’s work in what he calls a color vision experience...

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TAGGED: Paintings, Color Blindness, Vincent Van Gogh

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