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

March 14, 2014
Gallery 226
Free for members

Members are invited for a look at the cutting-edge science and good old-fashioned detective work used by the Department of Conservation to uncover the original pigments Renoir selected for Madame Léon Clapisson.

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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.