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  • MARCH 25TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! IIC (International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Work) reports that a recent three-year conservation project on frescos in the Chapel of St Nicholas, Basilica of St Francis, Assisi, Italy, has uncovered faint initials of Giotto di Bondone,Read the Rest…

    MARCH 18TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! Recently Bethlehem’s famous Church of the Nativity was undergoing conservation, when a mysterious religious artifact made of brass, silver, shells, and stones was found covered in plaster near a window. Apparently, while it has been cleaned, there are noRead the Rest…

    MARCH 11TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! The proposed conservation treatment for Leonardo Da Vinci’s “St. John the Baptist” painting has sparked a flurry of controversy within the conservation profession and the advisability of restoration for old Master paintings such as this. This back and forthRead the Rest…

    MARCH 4TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! In an interesting move, Austria’s Leopold Museum has put together an exhibition showcasing their damaged artworks to raise funds for conservation. With the museum’s budget unable to cover the $400,000 needed to repair approximately 185 pieces by Austrian artists,Read the Rest…

    WHO MADE THIS? A RESEARCHER’S GUIDE TO ARTIST ATTRIBUTION

    Within the art market and in the world of art research, one of the most pertinent questions to evaluating a piece of artwork is determining the artist. When artwork is viewed like any other commodity, the artist’s name is akin to a brand that may or may not be desirable, and matching an artist to aRead the Rest…

    FEBRUARY 19TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has purchased the first Frida Khalo ever purchased. Painted in 1928 and purchased in 1929 by American Industrialist Cole Phillips, the painting has stayed in his family until recently. Now this purchase of “Does MujeresRead the Rest…

    FEBRUARY 5TH: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! Jackson Pollock paintings are notorious hard to conserve due to the nature of the material he used to create them. With this in mind, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen museum in Dusseldorf is cleaning Pollock’s “Number 32” for the first time inRead the Rest…

    HEIRLOOM FASHION: PROTECTING AND STORING FUR

    January 26th, 2016 · 4:38 pm  →  Appraisal Blog Conservation

    As an appraisal company we come across many antiques, fine art, and art objects on a daily basis. Recently, the cold winter months have uncovered a number of fur coats, stoles, and hats as well. Whether newly purchased pieces or cherished family heirlooms, furs can be a high-value investment. Much like the challenges that faceRead the Rest…

    JANUARY 22ND: FRIDAY LINK ROUND-UP

    It’s Friday! Here’s our weekly roundup of interesting art-related events and news from around the Internet! Happy news everyone! NYPL The New York Public Library has released 180,000 images to the public domain and has made them available to you in high resolution! To do whatever creative thing you would like to do!   SoRead the Rest…

    ALL IS VANITY: MORAL AND MACABRE DUTCH PAINTING

    November 6th, 2015 · 11:45 am  →  20th Century art American Art Blog Renaissance

    It’s hard to imagine why we would seek out reminders of our mortality, but for many years, artists have created memento mori, an art form whose purpose is exactly that — to act as reminders that life is short. The term memento mori comes from a Latin term meaning “remember that you can die.” VanitasRead the Rest…