How obsessive artists colorize old photos

You might have seen some of these colorized photos on the internet. Mark Twain, Amelia Earhart, a young Charlie Chaplin. It’s incredible how normal these people look because they’re no longer in black and white. Like they’re someone you could pass by on the street and not someone unreachable or from another time. What I love about these photos is that they show people and moments in history that have never been seen in color — except by those who

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Nostell Priory painting conservation 2014

In twenty fourteen we sent a handful of paintings from Nostell Priory for conservation. Our House Team and specialist movers, Constantine, take down, pack and transport the paintings to Gillian Walker’s studio. Gillian begins work by removing the paintings from their frames. Lucy cleans between the canvas and the stretcher, vacuums the back of the canvas, and uses a smoke sponge to remove fine dust and dirt. It’s important that the canvas is adequately tensioned, so the stretcher keys are

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Narrated Old Master Painting Conservation

In this video, I’m going to walk you through the process of conserving this old master painting which, as you can see, is a little bit worse for wear. with multiple tears, punctures and paint loss in addition to a very thick, very discolored layer of surface grime, varnish, and linseed oil. This painting is really hiding from us right now and revealing it will be quite exciting. The first step in this painting’s conservation is to remove it from

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Fine Art Conservation – The Retouching Process Narrated

In this video I’m going to be focusing solely on the retouching process now, this painting arrived into the studio very dirty with surface grime, old varnish, a massive tear through the sitter’s face and a lot of old retouching which you can see here as a large brown mass on his, uh- the right side of his face. With the retouching removed you can see the extent of the damage and just how excessive the old over-painting was. I

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Simple Tips For Painting A Car – HVLP Paint Gun Needle & Nozzles Explained – Eastwood

one of the great things about the eastwood.com website is that you can go to the website look up the product that you want to buy or that you have and download the piece sheet or product sheet which gives you recommendations from area let pressure to recoat windows even a range of fluid tip sizes so let’s talk about some of those fluid tips and where you use them all fluid tips are a needle and seat design machine

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LIVE Q&A with MoMA Painting & Sculpture Conservators Ellen & Diana (March 14)

Diana: Maybe we shouldn’t say this because I haven’t made any videos. Ellen: Hi, everyone, welcome to MoMA’s live Q&A. I’m Ellen. Diana: And I’m Diana. Ellen: And we’re both conservators here at the Museum of Modern Art, which is where we’re sitting. We’re actually in the painting side of the painting and sculpture conservation studio. Painting is your field, right, Diana? Diana: Yeah, I specialize in paintings. Ellen: And I’m a sculpture conservator, which means I take care of

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LIVE Q&A with MoMA Painting & Sculpture Conservators Ellen & Diana (March 14)

Diana: Maybe we shouldn’t say this because I haven’t made any videos. Ellen: Hi, everyone, welcome to MoMA’s live Q&A. I’m Ellen. Diana: And I’m Diana. Ellen: And we’re both conservators here at the Museum of Modern Art, which is where we’re sitting. We’re actually in the painting side of the painting and sculpture conservation studio. Painting is your field, right, Diana? Diana: Yeah, I specialize in paintings. Ellen: And I’m a sculpture conservator, which means I take care of

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Vaquero Returns: Conserving Luis Jiménez’s Monumental Sculpture

For more than two decades, ‘Vaquero,’ a monumental sculpture by Luis Jiménez, has greeted visitors as they entered the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC. Jimenez is known for his reinterpretation of images associated with the American west and Mexican-American culture. Here, he updated the traditional equestrian sculpture to call attention to the rich contributions of Latinos who performed the grueling work of early ranching in the western United States. Conservators at the museum take care to protect the

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