The Art Institute of Chicago recently “restored” Gustave Caillebotte’s painting, “Paris Street; Rainy Day” (1877)
Wow, the umbrellas are really blue now. They almost feel like alien hovercrafts. Perhaps Gustave Caillebotte was predicting an alien invasion on the streets of Paris.
Compare the before and after side-by-side:
What do you think of the restoration? Did it improve the artwork or make it worse? Or neither? Please leave your opinions in the comments.