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Study for La Grande Jatte

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Description: Study for La Grande Jatte
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Description: Seeing Through Paintings: Physical Examination in Art Historical Studies
The most significant information revealed by study of the support is the approximate age of the painting and whether the work has survived in complete or fragmentary form. These are crucial questions for anyone interested in a paintings subject matter or history, or in its formal characteristics. Examination of the support can also reveal the painting’s condition and any structural restoration that it has received. This can be essential in determining its authenticity or provenance. …
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Related print edition pages: pp.5-65

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