So now the folks in Europe are checking the landscapes painted in days gone by, not for artistic value but to guage the effects of climate change. A British paper reports some of Turner's intense sunsets may portray evidence of atmospheric pollution due to volcanic eruptions. The team based in Greece is studying the sunsets painted between 1500 and 1900. So, you see, I was kidding about Mona Lisa as she sits in front of an Italian landscape in mid-day light. Catchy headline or you woudln't be reading this.
Would "Old paintings may have new lessons" get you to click on the blog? Thought not.