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Posts Tagged ‘Cintia Aldama’

Damaged Antique Frame

Monday, January 10th, 2011
damaged can be fixed to make this frame look perfect

damaged can be fixed to make this frame look perfect

This frame belongs to a $25,000 painting and was made in France in the 1920s. The still life that goes in this frame is in the conservation laboratory to be treated for flaking.

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Hidden Flakes Can Be Dangerous When Cleaning.

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

As you can see in the following photograph, this painting looks like it is in perfect conditions without any cracks or problems are odvious, however in the trees to the left, there are 6 or 8 very small flakes of paint that are coming off.

Hidden flakes can be dangerous when cleaning.

Hidden flakes can be dangerous when cleaning.

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Stay Away From Flaking Paint!

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

The most problems people face is to resist the temptation of touching an oil painting that is flaking. I have been amused to witness even the seasoned experienced collectors be rate themselves after they touch a flaking area and knock paint off.

 Damaged art work should be removed from display once it’s damaged due to people’s tempation of touching it.

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3 types of cracks of Fine Art that are directly related to stretcher bars.

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

First photograph shows a cracking pattern caused by the painting touching the cross bar. This happens because the painting is loose and/or pressure is put on the front of the painting causing it to press against the cross bar, and/or could be the cross bar is not spaced far away enough from the painting.

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Mistreated Oil Painting Attains an Awful 8 In” Rip.

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

 

Awful rip towards the middle of the painting.

Awful rip towards the middle of the painting.

Waves on shore by Robert Wood.

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Water Damage on a Lithograph of a Woman by Henri Matisse

Thursday, November 18th, 2010



Painting By Henri Matisse

Litho By Henri Matisse

This work on art on paper came into the lab because it had a water stain on the lower right hand corner, which makes this valuable print look awful… and takes away from the value.

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Dents, Cracks and Rips of Gorgeous Oil Painting by Robert Wood A Result of Poor Handling

Thursday, November 18th, 2010
Mistreated Breath Taking Work of Art.

Mistreated, Breath Taking Work of Art.

The following painting was brought into the lab because it had couple complications: It  contained several dents and tears towards the middle and in the lower right hand corner and it was also it was cracking badly.

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