Before and After - The Hermitage School of Raphael Frescos

April 28 2021

Video: State Hermitage Museum

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

A reader has kindly pointed out the following video released by The State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The presentation provides some rather amazing 'before' and 'after' images of the restoration of the museum's fresco cycle given to 'the School of Raphael'. It seems that later over-zealous re-painting had obscured some lovely original work preserved underneath. Considering that these frescos were removed from the plaster work of a building during the nineteenth century, it is quite amazing that they survived at all!

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