The Metropolitan Museum is Showing Seurat's Circus Sideshow in a New Light: Gaslight

Circus Sideshow (1887–88) is a celebrated painting from French artist Georges Seurat that was painted during an era where the intended viewing environment was most likely one lit by gaslight. As such, the Metropolitan Museum is doing away with the bright museum lights in favor of Gaslight to present the painting as likely intended.

Charlotte Hale, conservator in the Department of Paintings Conservation, experiments with the effect of gaslight to present Seurat's Circus Sideshow in a new light.

via The Met

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