Monthly Archives: July 2011

Antique Oil Painting of Old Time Circus Requires Tricks for Cleaning

  I want to show this picture partly because its a very interesting painting and partly because you might enjoy hearing about kind of a strange way of cleaning a painting. Cleaning is part of the art conservation/restoration process but … Continue reading

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Armin Hansen Paintings From The Monterey Museum of Art – Video on Cleaning Armin Hansen’s Paintings

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UV Black light Tips for Revealing Secrets of Inpainting (Retouchings) on Paintings

Here’s a very useful tip for art collectors who use a black light. Using a blacklight is part of your investing survival techniques and technology! Everyone should use a black light when inspecting and evaluating art and antiques. This painting … Continue reading

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Art Restoration/Conservation – Sneak Peak In The Lab This Week

Here’s a couple of pictures of art conservation treatments in the lab this week: Large paintings need special handling to make sure the paint is not stressed:

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Mold on Watercolor by Edouard Vysekal with an interesting story

Edouard Antonin Vysekal (Czechoslovakia, Hora, 1890 – 1939) Edouard Vysekal’s watercolor with mold is one of those art conservation stories that’s particularly interesting to art collectors:  I was called one day by to look at a framed watercolor that had mold … Continue reading

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