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Category Archives: Research and Authentication

Same Analytical Methods Used On Famous Painting By Peter Bruegel the Elder Displayed in Exhibition, “Traces: Revealing Secrets in Art and History” at Cal Lutheran University”

Infrared and x-radiography were utilized to unravel the changes in the Old Master painting of the video below, revealing also interesting historical details and perhaps insights into the political views of the renown artist. This article demonstrates methods of interesting … Continue reading

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Can Botched, Over-Restored Art (repainted) Be Saved? Clean an oil painting

Wonder Woman has been busy lately saving the world and now she’s doing art restoration on ancient statues at the Met and saving the world’s heritage too. I’m glad that she sees saving our heritage as an important work worthy … Continue reading

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Expert Historic Preservation Consultant On Extra-Ordinary Baroque Murals Hidden Away in Northern Italy

The magical art of illusion and perspective.
Restoration of historic murals of masterpiece quality.
Garda Lake has been a highly appreciated resort area since Roman times. On one side of the lake is Brescia and the other side is Verona, both centers … Continue reading

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Art Conservation Painting Restoration Client Testimonials from Orange County, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City

Nothing is as powerful as a spontaneous testimonial from a satisfied client. But can you trust the word or opinion of another person? Perhaps they don’t know the difference between a stretcher bar and a strainer? But, WHAT IF you … Continue reading

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Analysis of art can reveal hidden details important to authentication and value

Most art collector’s dream of discovering a lost masterpiece and I have had some “wonderful” stories and situations come through my front door. While many are expecting to hit the lottery (see my episode on Keeping Up With The Kardashians … Continue reading

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Art Conservation UV Analysis of Modern Painting Before Sale At Auction

Standard operating procedure and due diligence for art collectors, curators etc should be the inspection of the artwork , BEFORE ACQUISITION, with a black light (also known as a UV light). But contemporary and modern art often pose weird and … Continue reading

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Rembrandt’s “Night Watch” is NOT the correct name!!!

Some of you may remember that Rembrandt’s Night Watch was damaged by a vandal with a knife a number of years ago. The art conservation of the damaged masterpiece made for a very interesting documentary (if you understand Dutch!) in … Continue reading

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California Impressionist Guy Rose Hidden Signature Found with IR on Newly Discovered Painting

A serene painting by the California Impressionist master painter Guy Rose of French Haystacks done about 1910 walked into my lab today for an examination. The painting was in a private collection that, a couple of months ago, has passed … Continue reading

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“Monuments Men” and “Saving Italy” How did Europe’s great works of art survive the destruction of World War II?

Robert Edsel, author of “Monuments Men” and “Saving Italy” gives you the details and incredible story.
I just download “Saving Italy” in audio format and can’t wait to get into it. But right now, I’m listening to the precursor to this … Continue reading

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Lost Leonardo Searched for with Infrared – Its also used to help art collectors find lost signatures – A short video

By Kelly Rose Almeida, Guest Blogger
From Leonardo Da Vinci to your own paintings, this instrument is used to search for hidden treasures within art across the globe.
Every art history class that learns about the beauty of the Renaissance has heard … Continue reading

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