Repin Masterpiece Conservation Underway

March 29 2021


Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

News from Moscow that Ilya Repin's Ivan the Terrible and His Son Ivan (1883-5) is in the process of being restored in the State Tretyakov Gallery. The painting was badly damaged in 2018 when it was attacked by a visitor using the gallery's metal security poles. Shockingly, its protective safety glass was smashed and the canvas pierced in three places. Restoration began in 2019 and the gallery has taken the opportunity to undertake a thorough research project on the work.

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