varnishing day


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varnishing day

n
(Art Terms) (at an exhibition of paintings) the day before the opening when artists may varnish or retouch their pictures after they have been hung
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"I am looking forward to attending Varnishing Day, when the Royal V Academicians and artists whose work is selected, attend".
She said: "I was invited down to what they call 'Varnishing Day' and there were a whole host of receptions.
He tells of the one-upmanship at Varnishing Day, in the early 1830s at the Royal Academy, where Constable was displaying The Opening Of Waterloo Bridge.
piccaps go in here - main is Turner's bird's eye view of Zurich, painted in 1842 and which formed part of the Gillott collection (check this in copy...); inset is S W Parrott's oil study of Turner in his studio, entitled Turner on Varnishing Day; below is Gillott
"On the varnishing day," he wrote, "I found them in the most exalted situations." Soon his most extraordinary work, the five-canvas series known as "The Course of Empire," 1833-36, will arrive in London as the crown jewel of an ambitious show at Tate Britain, "American Sublime: Landscape Painting in the United States, 1820-1880." Sending "Course of Empire" to London, like sending the Mona Lisa to New York, is an iconic transaction.
The book begins at the start of their seventh encounter, varnishing day of the now-famous Rut's first Norwegian art exhibit.
How many contemporary artists paint with the mnemonic efficiency of Turner on varnishing day?