Bringing Death Back To Life; Conserving A Funeral Painting – Part 1


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Like every collector of artwork, every painting lives a life whether the artist envisions it or not, and throughout that time a piece can be subject to any number of factors that can undermine its longevity. We labor to keep our minds and bodies sharp and healthy and that is precisely the role of the conservator for the painting. Some paintings require minimal attention and maintenance and others much more drastic interventions. For this collector’s painting of a deceased monk, the task was simply Bringing Death Back To Life

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