Completely and totally off-topic and without any meritwhatso

From: Joe R. <>
Date: Fri Sep 10 08:51:39 2004

>> "Pure
>> mercury sulphide used to be used as vermilion pigment (which may
>> explain something about some artists)".
>> Yes... other pigments got them too! but in the case of old 'one ear
>> Vincent you also can mix in syphilis and also drinking absinth ( had word
>> wood in it goggle this for more info).
>> the painters life was full of toxins and infection!

   And let's not forget Paris Green! (Copper Arsenate). It's a beautiful
green pigment. Also extremely toxic.

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