Palazzo Strozzi features ‘Painting Light~The Hidden Techniques of the Impressionists’

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Gustave Caillebotte (1848-94) -Laundry Drying on the Bank of the Seine, c. 1892 -Oil on canvas, 105.5 x 150.5 cm Wallraf-Richartz Museum & Fondation Corboud, Cologne

Florence, Italy – An exhibition of major works by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masters reveals the secrets behind some of the world’s best-loved paintings.  Painting Light: The hidden techniques of the Impressionists is being staged at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence through 28 September 2008.  The exhibition comprises over sixty works including masterpieces by Manet, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Caillebotte and Signac which are shown alongside such evocative objects as one of Monet’s palettes as well as technological images of the pictures themselves.