Tag: Mona Lisa

Atomic-oxygen art restoration

[podcast]https://edwardwillett.com/wp-content/upLoads//2011/02/Atomic-Oxygen-Art-Restoration.mp3[/podcast] Whenever you visit an art museum that houses really old paintings, you may find yourself underwhelmed by their appearance. Case in point: the Mona Lisa. Although I haven’t seen it recently, when I did see it, back in the 1980s…well. It was small, dark, and hard to see inside its climate-controlled compartment. That darkness …

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Art restoration

A few years ago I had the immense pleasure of visiting the Louvre, tempered only by the immense annoyance that the choir I was touring with had to be somewhere else that afternoon, leaving us with a grand total of 45 minutes to spend in the world’s most famous art museum. Among the few paintings …

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