Paintings from hundreds of years ago are tough to come by outward of museums.
When they are found in private collections or elsewhere, they mostly have a yellow or brownish-red demeanour to them. Why is that? Historically, polish has been used to strengthen a paint and sign it in. Unfortunately, as these works of art have aged, a polish has done a paintings demeanour unwashed and vaporous their beauty.
Fortunately, there are art experts out there who know how to revive these paintings to their former glory. Watching them do it is incredible.
Philip Mould recently posted a video to Twitter of his replacement of a “Lady in Red” painting. It’s scarcely 400 years aged and from a private collection, yet not most is famous about a theme of a painting.
“We started replacement of a painting… after endless contrast of a polish on an oil aspect on ash panel. A reduction of jelly and well-off was created, privately only to mislay a polish and not to repairs a underlying paint,” Mould said.
Watch a extraordinary mutation below! This is mind-blowing.
A conspicuous Jacobean re-emergence after 200 years of yellowing polish 1/2 pic.twitter.com/yBGNGDcNd7
— Philip Mould (@philipmould) Nov 6, 2017