Tap on a painting below to remove Instagram’s Clarendon filter. Tap again to reapply.
Clarendon freshens up the sludge grays, renders the yellows more acid, the blacks purplier, the whole whorl more vibrantly distinct.
Here you can see how the Clarendon filter corrects for overly rosy skin tones.
Clarendon = brighter whites and stripier stripes.
Clarendon is modern. It’s LED not candle light.
With #nofilter the scumbled color fields lack punch on the screen.
Clarendon improves the spaciousness of this work by increasing the contrast between the expressionist splatter and the painting’s ground.
Here the algorithm’s brightening impact works like a solvent, as though dissolving some drab topcoat of varnish.
Unfiltered, nineteenth century smog and pipe smoke darken the scene.
Arguably the least succesful intervention, here the whitening filter overexposes the image and flattens the paint texture, concealing much of its masterfully gestural brush work.
Thousands of hours of conjectural retouching still left this contentiously attributed work in the shade. It takes an algorithm to bring the savior’s limpid light to the world.