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MFA Lifts Veils Of Varnish From Van Gogh Masterpieces07:40
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"Enclosed Field with Ploughman" (1889). Van Gogh painted this view from his window at an asylum in southern France. (Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
"Enclosed Field with Ploughman" (1889). Van Gogh painted this view from his window at an asylum in southern France. (Courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
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When the Museum of Fine Arts asked the people of Boston a few years ago to vote on their favorite impressionist masterpieces, Vincent van Gogh's "Houses at Auvers" came out on top, beating out works by Monet, Degas and Cezanne.

Now the beloved painting — and another Van Gogh in the MFA collection --are undergoing some much needed conservation to bring them closer to how the artist himself saw them.

Read more at WBUR's ARTery.

This segment aired on May 2, 2016.

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