US News Grasshopper found in van Gogh painting at Kansas City museum

04:51  08 november  2017
04:51  08 november  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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(AP) — A small grasshopper has been found embedded in a Vincent van Gogh painting at a Kansas City museum . The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art said in a news release that the insect was stuck in the thick paint in the lower foreground of the famed artist's "Olive Trees."

KANSAS CITY , Mo. — A small grasshopper has been found embedded in a Vincent van Gogh painting at a Kansas City museum .

This photo provided by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo., shows Vincent van Gogh's painting © The Associated Press This photo provided by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo., shows Vincent van Gogh's painting "Olive Trees." A small grasshopper has been found embedded in the thick paint in the lower foreground of the painting. Paintings Conservator Mary Schafer made the grasshopper discovery while examining the painting under magnification. The bug isn't visible through casual observation. (The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art via AP)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A small grasshopper has been found embedded in a Vincent van Gogh painting at a Kansas City museum.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art said in a news release that the insect was stuck in the thick paint in the lower foreground of the famed artist's "Olive Trees."

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A small grasshopper has been found embedded in a Vincent van Gogh painting at a Kansas City museum . The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art said in a news release that the insect was stuck in the thick paint in the lower foreground of the famed artist’s “Olive Trees.”

KANSAS CITY , Mo. - - An amazing discovery - locked in paint . A curator at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art recently discovered a unique object trapped inside a 128-year-old Van Gogh painting -- a grasshopper .

Van Gogh was known for painting outdoors and mused in an 1885 letter to his brother that "I must have picked up a good hundred flies and more off the 4 canvases that you'll be getting."

  Grasshopper found in van Gogh painting at Kansas City museum

Paintings Conservator Mary Schafer made the grasshopper discovery while examining the painting under magnification. The bug isn't visible through casual observation.

The close study of the painting is part of an effort to create an online catalogue of the 104 French paintings and pastels at the museum.

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