Palettes of Powerful Painters

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 So amazing that these palettes are still around to be blogged about. I’ve placed each one next to one of the artist’s works as a kind of not-quite before and after. I think Seurat’s is my favorite – his transition from dark to light on the palette is not only really beautiful but probably pretty functional as well. 
All the palette photos were found on this post on Retronaut.co.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1841-1919
The Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1881

Edgar Degas, 1834-1917

Dancers in Blue, 1899

Georges-Pierre Seurat, 1859-1891

La Grande Jatte, 1886
Paul Gauguin, 1848-1903

Tahiti Women on the Beach, 1891
Vincent van Gogh, 1853-1890

The Bedroom, 1888
See more at the Van Gogh Gallery
Eugene Delacroix, 1798-1863
Liberty Leading the People, 1830

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