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The effect added to the specific shades) would warm or gild that which had the most lighting in the painting. Shadow, a faithful complement to its regulatory light, is purple, blue, or bluish-green and its related elements just modify and cool the darker aspects of removed colour. These cold shadows and warm lights, which challenge and tease each other, make up the contour and model, spread, hindering, or contrasting, across the entire painting, illuminating here, dimming there, in place and proportion determined by chiaroscuro.

It is curious to note that even in the smallest details of their technique, the Neo-Impressionists put DelacroixÊs advice into practice. They only paint on substrates of white undercoats, which cause light to pass across the The Dining Room. Opus 152 1886-1887 Oil on canvas, 89 x 115 cm Museum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo 50 51 coloured brushstrokes by giving them more brilliance and freshness. Furthermore, Delacroix noted the excellent results of this process: „That which gives so much finesse and lustre to paint on white paper; it is without doubt this transparency which comes from the basic white nature of paper.

5 cm Musée d’Orsay, Paris 48 49 these are just four or five precepts outlined by Chevreul, which every child in primary school should know. But let us note that, from this period of time onwards, Delacroix pressed for the artistÊs right to not be ignorant of the laws of colour. ‰ It is curious to note that even in the smallest details of their technique, the Neo-Impressionists put DelacroixÊs advice into practice. They only paint on substrates of white undercoats, which cause light to pass across the The Dining Room.

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