Conservation Denudes Christ Child

October 19 2021

Image of Conservation Denudes Christ Child


Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

News from Italy that a painting of The Holy Family by Giuseppe Cesari (1568–1640), also called Cavaliere d'Arpino, has been conserved. The painting, dated to roughly 1627, is owned by the Museum of the Cathedral of Ferrara. It was picked for restoration due to a public vote promoted by the Italian group Coop Alleanza 3.0.

The removal of overpaint has revealed that pillow and flash of white cloth were added to the painting at some point during the eighteenth century. It is believed that this was due to 'changing tastes'.

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