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Bathers (Les Grandes Baigneuses)

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Description: The Art of Impressionism: Painting Technique and the Making of Modernity
A fundamental conflict characterised both the theories and practices of painting in nineteenth-century France. On the one hand, allegiance to an inherited tradition of Italianate clair-obscur provided the rationale for painting dark to light: modelling in a subtle gradation of blended half-tones separated thinly glazed, transparent shadows and opaque impasted lights. In contrast,...
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Related print edition pages: pp.86-97

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