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Member Lecture: Renoir's True Colors—Science Solves a Mystery

March 14, 2014
Fullerton Hall
Free for members

Francesca Casadio, Andrew W. Mellon Senior Conservation Scientist, illustrates what happens when a masterpiece is examined under a microscope.

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Conservators and scientists use a high-power microscope and X-rays to examine the pigment particles and individual brushstrokes of Renoir’s Madame Léon Clapisson, 1883. Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection.