Why Did Monet Dislike Varnish on Paintings?

Senior paintings conservator Pam Skiles and DAM director Christoph Heinrich discuss the role of varnish on paintings and why Monet and other Impressionists preferred matte finishes over varnish. See more than 120 works by Monet in "Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature" only at the Denver Art Museum, October 21, 2019-February 2, 2020.

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