18 juillet 2015

Exhibition traces the effects of three synthetic blue pigments on French artists

Marie-Louise-Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun (French, 1755–1842), Portrait of Theresa, Countess Kinsky, 1793. Oil on canvas, 54-1/8 x 39-3/8 in. (137.5 x 100.0 cm). The Norton Simon Foundation . © The Norton Simon Foundation PASADENA, CA.- The Norton Simon Museum presents an exhibition that traces the effects of three synthetic blue pigments on French artists. The accidental discovery of Prussian blue in an alchemist’s laboratory around 1704 helped open up new possibilities for artistic expression at the dawn of the... [Lire la suite]