Notes for "The First Impressionist Exhibition, 1874"


Historical Inaccuracies in the Recreation

The Exhibit

There is a nice concise background summary of the exhibit in the book "The Chronicle of Impressionism".

Downloading speed

Due to the high-resolution graphics, it is inevitable that some people will experience substantial loading delays. If this is unacceptable, I suggest browsing with image loading disabled until you reach a point where you want to see a particular image. I have utilized "alt" text for the images to facilitate text-based browsing.

Maximizing Image Quality

The images used in this exhibit are 24-bit (16.7 million) color JPEGs. Your system may be set for 8-bit (256) colors. There will be substantial loss of resolution if the exhibit is viewed in less than 24-bit color. I encourage you to experiment with 24-bit color, even if only temporarily, when viewing the images.

"Pardon my English, but..."

I dislike American cultural imperialism as much as the next person and I know it is the "World Wide" Web. Unfortunately, I am ashamed to admit that I am mono-lingual. If anyone wishes to provide translations of the text into their native tongue, I will be glad to add another version in that language. It would be especially appropriate to have a version in French, of course.