The varnish is discolored from grime and smoke and also aging. When varnish yellows the original colors become muted and sometimes you may loose depth, whites turn yellow or brown, crisp blues turn a muddy green and purples turn brown. You can see that you loose contrast and depth of field.
By cleaning a painting you regain the brilliant colors and you see the image as the artist intended it to look like.
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