The Palettes of Three Impressionist Paintings

Ashok Roy
Technical Bulletin Volume 9, 1985

Abstract

The pigment of three Impressionist paintings, Monet's 1877 Gare St-Lazare, Renoir's 1875 La Yole, and Cézanne's late-1870s Hillside in Provence, in the National Gallery, London, were analysed using the laser microprobe optical microscopy and X-ray diffraction. A brief history of the paintings is given in every case, together with comments on painting technique and build up of paint layers.

Keywords 

impressionism, laser microprobe, optical microscopy, paintings, pigments, XRD

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Roy, A. 'The Palettes of Three Impressionist Paintings'. National Gallery Technical Bulletin Vol 9, pp 12–20.
http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/technical-bulletin/roy1985


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