SPAC Painting

A companion blog to ART3302 Painting: Oil & Acrylic

Art Conservation

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Botched Fresco restoration

I. First, is an example of painting and frame restoration – before and after (photo credit Oliver Brothers Fine Art Restoration Boston). For an overall understanding on the topic of Art Conservation visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_restoration

II. And then, an example of when the restoration goes a little awry. Here’s Stephen Colbert with the story.

III. The Getty Conservation Institute: Watch Video: The Conservation of Modern Paints; and See the complete list of videos highlighting aspects of The Getty Conservation Institute projects. 

IV. MOMA: Visit MOMA’s  The Department of Conservation to learn about  Monet’s method for layering paint in, Waterlilies. “The color and texture that we see in the finished painting were developed by the application of many layers of paint. The microscopic cross-section below, contain approximately ten layers of paint…”.

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