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Conservation Exhibition: Revolution in Paint

Where would the French impressionists have been without their paint? The exhibition Revolution in Paint (September 2006–February 2007) was based on a simple premise: an unprecedented change in artists' paint during the 19th century enabled a revolution in painting. This guide to the exhibition (pdf) explores 19th-century French painting and the innovations of the impressionists, with special emphasis on their choice of pigments.


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