Yves Klein: How texture affects our perception of color in Blue Monochrome | AT THE MUSEUM

Restoring Yves Klein's Blue Monochrome (1961) requires much more than just the exact right shade of blue paint. MoMA paintings conservator Ellen Davis corrects the surface texture in several areas of Klein's iconic painting to adjust for previous conservation efforts.

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