An Insect’s Colorful Gift, Treasured by Kings and Artists – New York Times


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An Insect's Colorful Gift, Treasured by Kings and Artists
New York Times
From the Venetian masters Titian and Tintoretto to van Gogh, who blended it into many shades in dozens of paintings, artists sought out the properties of Mexican red, which is extracted from the tiny cochineal insect. Carmine, van Gogh wrote to his