But now scientists say he used different colours. The original colours have aged.
The ink of his sketches has even dissolved.
Scientists want to find the colours Van Gogh used originally.
This restoration centre in Amsterdam study and restore his sketches and paintings. (Эта грамматическая ошибка – просто оговорка диктора, не берите в голову. Имеется в виду: This restoration centre in Amsterdam, studies and restores... Впрочем, можно сказать фразу во множественном числе: At this restoration centre in Amsterdam, they study and restore… )
“We intend to go back in time, to see what it originally looked like and on the other hand to look into what effect our work will have in the future: the long-term effect of removing the varnish or other treatments,” he said.
The centre wants to know how Van Gogh’s work will age, and that’s important if we still want to enjoy his art 100 years from now.