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.
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…”.