Thursday, January 28, 2021

Scraping, Scraping, Scraping Or A Slow Descent Into Madness

Julian Baumgartner of Baumgartner Fine Art Restoration in Chicago demonstrates the skill and patience that goes into conserving a painting that has seen better days. This small oil on canvas by Mathias J. Alten had been glued onto plywood and coated with a very thick and yellowed surface layer which obscured the delicate brushwork and true colors.

 

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