The Cleaning of Paintings

According to the dictionary restoration means “the act or process of returning something to its original condition by repairing, cleaning, stabilising or consolidating it.” Restoration means bringing back something that had existed before. The cleaning of a work of art is an important part of the entire restoration process. A variety of substances can obscure the […]

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In restoration, retouching a painting describes the process where paint is applied to areas where paint is missing. The original is not touched and nothing is improved or altered. The paint medium and pigment has to be stabile but nevertheless reversible. Here some of the most common types of retouching – “from minimal or no […]

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Over painted paintings

_______________________________________________________________________________________________ Early cases of plastic surgery Rejuvenation As we all know, hair, make up, fashion and taste change over the years.It does not happen very often, but ever now and again one of these “improved” cases comes along. Here someone disliked the original looks of the woman portrayed.The area of the face was completely over-painted […]

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