Guggenheim reveals Manet painting after three years of restoration

Art Conservators Gillian McMillan’s gradual removal of most of the varnish, initially using very thin, small pieces of tissue for control, revealed not only the artist’s brushwork—“one of the most exciting things”

The restoration and research project, which involved over 25 specialists, including scientists and art and fashion historians, began with intensive scientific analysis, including x-ray fluorescence, infrared reflectology and Raman spectroscopy.