Tag Archives: Overpaints

Restoration: The Infamous Ecce Homo

Two years after the so called restoration of the Ecce Homo in the Sanctuary of Mercy church in Borja, Spain, things are standing still. The painting was of little artistic significance, all the fame came from an attempt to restore the mural by an untrained amateur in 2012. In fact, the restoration became viral over…
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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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