Andrea von Hedenström, paintings conservation fellow at the museums’ Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, discusses the process of removing layers of varnish from Claude Monet’s paintings.
Learn more about the works of art in this video:
Claude Monet, "House of the Customs Officer, Varengeville," 1882. Oil on canvas. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Annie Swan Coburn, 1934.27.
Claude Monet, "Charing Cross Bridge: Fog on the Thames," 1903. Oil on canvas. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman, 1979.329.
Claude Monet, "Gorge of the Petit Ailly, Varengeville," 1897. Oil on canvas. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Ella Milbank Foshay, 1972.31.