Edgar Degas, Two Dancers on a Stage, 1874; © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London.
There seems to be a trend these days toward taking beautifully executed paintings and turning them yellow. I don't know why. The process covers up the detail, subtlety and expert artistry of the original painting, and gives a false impression of the artist's work overall. Possibly it's the result of photographs taken in bad light, then manipulated online. There are also images tinted in various other colors, damaging flesh tones, clouds, sky, water, and so on. One benefit: alterations like that make it easier to spot a poor copy!
Altered version of a painting by Edgar Degas.
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