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Description: The Art of Impressionism: Painting Technique and the Making of Modernity
During the early evolution of grounds for oil painting, the choice of materials was subject both to aesthetic and practical considerations, and these first and foremost determined ground colour. Only secondarily did permanence and the long-term effects of certain grounds come to be considered...
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Related print edition pages: pp.62-85

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