Technical Bulletin Volume 9, 1985
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.
impressionism, laser microprobe, optical microscopy, paintings, pigments, XRD
The Palettes of Three Impressionist Paintings, Ashok Roy (text-only RTF 0.29MB)
To cite this article we suggest using
Roy, A. 'The Palettes of Three Impressionist Paintings'. National Gallery Technical Bulletin Vol 9, pp 12–20.
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