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On the Terrace at Sevres

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Description: The Art of Impressionism: Painting Technique and the Making of Modernity
Nineteenth-century practice was to varnish paintings at the very last minute, when the work was already hanging in the exhibition: oil paintings had to be left the maximum time possible to dry before the varnish was applied. The vernissage, varnishing day – the day before the exhibition opened to the public – was an institution during...
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Related print edition pages: pp.191-216

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