Category Archives: Remedial Conservation

What is Art Conservation?

In his Theory of Restoration,  Cesare Brandi, an art critic, historian, and specialist in art conservation/restoration, describes art conservation as "the methodological moment in which the work of art is appreciated in its material form and in its historical and aesthetic duality, with a view to transmitting it to the future". Art Conservation involves protection…
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Painting Conservation: Conserving a Masterpiece

The Norton Museum of Art has just opened an exhibition around the painting from Claude-Joseph Vernet ´s “The Fishermen”; a great example of a landscape painting from the mid 18thcentury. The painting, was treated by South Florida Art Conservation during the past three months. The condition of the painting was far from optimal, with structural issues that affected the support and the paint layer.
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