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How Science Reveals The Hidden Secrets In Art

Preserving historic art can be difficult, but now science is helping restoration artists by revealing the secrets of the original work! How?

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“In the 1800s and 1900s, the practice of conservation was quite commonplace. Even paintings by the Old Masters were redone frequently to match the taste of the time. As described by Mr. McClure, a study of treatments of “The View of Delft” by Johannes Vermeer “looked back to something like 1800 and found that it had been modified about 50 times.”

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“The history of art conservation is almost as long as the history of art itself. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes were first restored in the mid-16th century, only decades after being painted.”

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