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That’s How Restoration Of 400-Year-Old Paintings Looks Like (11 pics + 2 gifs + 1 video)

Posted in Arts » Drawings   9 Nov 2017   / 4597 views

About two hundred years ago, someone coated a 1618 oil portrait of an unknown lady with a thick layer of varnish

It wasn’t until recently that the true colors of the artwork were unearthed

“We started restoration of the painting <…> after extensive testing of the varnish on an oil surface on oak panel”

“A mixture of gel and solvent was created, specifically just to remove the varnish and not to damage the underlying paint”

“It’s different from normal restoration, with the gel suspending the solvent and working in a more controllable way”

Most details of the “Woman in Red” are lost, and all that we know is that she was 36 years old at the time

To get the full satisfaction watch the video below

Most people were quick to celebrate the astonishing results

But some criticized the art historian for his “dangerous and irresponsible” approach




Credits: twitter.com





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