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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Replacing Missing Ornaments on Period Picture Frames

Most frames, we regard as “old” were crafted by hand.Ornaments were made of a plaster like substance called “Compo” and then adhered onto a wooden profile. After drying they were finished off with a water or oil gilding technique. Compo is a mixture of chalks and animal glue mixed and kneaded together until it reaches a […]

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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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