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Removal of overpaint

Much of the damage that can be found today on ancient paintings is due to the widespread use in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries of caustic alkalis (caustic soda, caustic potash) or other substances …

Varnishing

The application of a final varnish on the restored painting has the function of protecting the color from external agents and improving the optical characteristics of the object, giving it the necessary …

Tiziano

Tiziano – Oil painting on canvas

Paintings on canvas were already fairly widespread in the Fifteenth Century: while in Italy Cennino Cennini had already described the way to give an adequate preparation to the canvas with a …

Crivelli – Mixed media

The use of a mixed technique can be recognized for most of the paintings between the Fourteenth and Sixteenth Centuries: in fact, if we define the paintings whose only binder is egg yolk as “egg tempera” …

Botticelli – The tempera grassa

The transition from egg tempera to oil technique was, unlike what is usually thought, particularly slow and gradual and meant much more …

Van Eyck – Oil painting in Flanders

Flemish painting of the Fifteenth Century is characterized by a limpid and glazed material obtained by successive superimpositions of thin mixtures. The oil binder …