This is an encore presentation of my fun fact Friday mini-episode on killer wallpaper. In one of the more strange but true stories from art history, there was a lovely synthetic green pigment called Scheele's green that became very popular in the victorian era. It was a bold and vivid emerald green produced from copper arsenite and unfortunately, the arsenic could leach out in damp conditions poisoning people in the process.
This week is the start of my annual Arts Madness tournament. I would love to have as many people as possible join in the fun of judging a diverse collection of artists and works. Over 6 weeks, we will go from 64 great artists down to 1 ultimate Arts Madness champion. More information is on the Arts Madness page of my website.
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