Today we discover another secret of the INFLUENCERS exhibition in art. From Van Goyen to PopArt through the great tide by Claude Monet, 1882. This impressionist work depicting Varengeville Beach in Normandy surprises the viewer, both by the colors and the work of the light, giving it all its dynamism and intensity.
However, the calm strength of the work is still preserved thanks to different restorations, in this case photography with flush light.
What is flush photography for and why is it used?
Flush photography is an image capture technique that allows you to see the surface state of a work using a light source that the restorer places perpendicular to the surface of the painting.
This allows, thanks to the shadow it produces, to see the external reliefs and thus to reveal the alterations of the pictorial layer and the deformations of the supports. Detachment of these details due to time or wear and tear, allows the restorer to carry out a preventive action to guarantee the best conditions.
This technique also transports us in the intimacy of the work and that of its creator, allowing us to discover the touches and modeling of the material, the magic of the creation process.