Have you ever thought about how art conservation and especially painting restoration of old works of art help us to look back in history? Think about how much info we get about old architecture long lost, old and ancient clothes and fashion,? I love the message of the movie, Monuments Men!! Do you love art, history, old movies, travel, vintage collectibles and antiques, old-classical-European architecture? You will LOVE the short behind-the-scenes videos embedded this article!
As a professional art-painting conservator, Oh! The places I go (and the people I meet)… that sounds like the title of a Dr. Seuss book… but its the truth. In fact, I even have Italian friends (from Italy!) that say they want to tour Italy with me and see and go where I go. So… I’m about to share a very interesting trip with you and show you some places you can’t get into, behind the scenes, to see wonderful art you may never see.
In order to “set up” the second video for you, let me show you a short video, first, about an art exhibition that was open to the public. People that connect with me though Facebook and my blog seemed to like this video a lot. This art exhibition was in Rome and was about some of the most famous Venetian Baroque painting artists:
So now that you know which Old Master artists we are talking about, this second video is about the home and neighborhood of THE most famous of them, Tintoretto, which you can visit today (if you were in Venice… duh…) and where the neighborhood hasn’t changed much in 500 years. We also visit a government painting restoration lab for these gigantic artworks. I hope you enjoy watching this as much as I enjoyed putting it together!
During this last trip to Italy, I went up on the scaffolding of a couple of projects that have asked me to help out on a consultation basis. I loved the whole vibe of this project: we are saving 1000 years of art and history!!! People in the area call this chapel the “Sistine Chapel of Northern Italy” and you can see it before restoration. The updates should be sooo interesting and I’ve even been asked to conduct tours from the USA to see this chapel during the art conservation treatments… but we’ll see IF that happens! Click here:
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