art restoration

Mona Lisa Craquelure

Craquelure: History’s Crack In Time

Time and climate are not our friends when it comes to paintings or our skin. Craquelure is the network of fine cracks that appear in the skin of a painting. Many things can cause these cracks. Sadly, much like the human face, cracks occurring in the paint layers or ground are usually indicative of age …

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Sell Old Painting

How To Sell An Old Or Valuable Painting

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]hey were once known as the Three D’s of the auction world: Death, Divorce, and Debt. Auction houses have traditionally obtained their best merchandise as a result of these three disasters. Unfortunately, due to the economic times we live in, the Three D’s have evolved. We now have The Five D’s of Auction Houses and …

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Art Auctions

Art And Auctions: The Battle For The Bronze

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]uction houses are my secret passion. The pull of finding and rescuing a painting in distress lures me. Cleaning decades of grime; removing yellowed varnish; or repairing the puncture wounds of the careless matter to me. I recently rescued a Belgium bronze of the Greek Goddess Ariadne. Like all Goddesses, all she needed was two …

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