Painting light The hidden techniques of the Impressionistst.
The hidden techniques of Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh

11 July 2008

28 September 2008

“Painting Light” is the first exhibition ever to address these issues. It is well known that the Impressionists were pioneers in painting, creating a new, free style that captured life outdoors with quick and masterful brushstrokes – a world away from the careful and contrived studio masterpieces of the salon painters of the mid-19th century. What is less known is that the Impressionists were not only pioneers in style, but in technique. This show – drawn from one of Germany’s largest collections of Impressionists, the Corboud Foundation in Cologne – exclusively deals with the painting techniques of the Impressionists and Postimpressionists and will be held at
Palazzo Strozzi in Florence from July 11th – September 28th. The exhibition ‘Painting with Light’ is an exceptional exhibition, and it comes to Florence at an exceptional moment in the city’s history. It is an exceptional exhibition as it offers very visitor the chance to be an ‘art detective’ – looking in detail at the clues the Impressionists left about how their paintings were made.

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