Monthly Archives: June 2012

Watercolor Conservation: Can a Discolored Watercolor be Rescued?

Watercolor conservation is a specialized field that focuses on preserving and restoring watercolor artworks, which are delicate and vulnerable due to their water-soluble nature. Watercolor has been used as an artistic technique since ancient civilizations. It was used mostly to execute preparatory drawings for wall paintings and for ornamentation. The first known use is probably…
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Inpainting, Retouching and Over-painting

Inpainting, retouching and over-painting are terms commonly used in the conservation - restoration field. On occasion they are used interchangeably, but there are subtle differences that should be clarified.

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Conservation Vs. Restoration

Conservators, also called Restorers (1) are professionals with enough skills, knowledge and training to preserve as well as conserve artworks and cultural heritage for the future generations. The conservator-restorer work is primarily a manual art/skill; but this should be closely related to theoretical knowledge which gives him/her the capacity to perform tasks such as carrying…
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