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Paintings by Turner and Monet depict trends in 19th century air pollution (Albright et al, PNAS)
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Paintings by Turner and Monet depict trends in 19th century air pollution (Albright et al, PNAS)

Individual paintings by artists including Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch have been shown to depict specific atmospheric phenomena, raising the question of whether longer-term environmental change influences stylistic trends in painting. Anthropogenic aerosol emissions increased to unprecedented levels during the 19th century as a consequence of the Industrial Revolution,
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