Home Art The Conservation of Venus Discovering the Lifeless Adonis and the Lacking Boar | by Cleveland Museum of Artwork | CMA Thinker | Feb, 2023

The Conservation of Venus Discovering the Lifeless Adonis and the Lacking Boar | by Cleveland Museum of Artwork | CMA Thinker | Feb, 2023

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By Dean Yoder, Senior Conservator of Work and Head of Work Conservation

Determine 1. Venus Discovering the Lifeless Adonis, c. 1650. Italy, Naples. Oil on canvas; 184.4 x 238.8 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Artwork, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund, 1965.19
Determine 2. After cleansing and earlier than retouching throughout Suhr’s 1964 therapy, documenting in depth harm all through the portray
Determine 3. After the elimination of Suhr’s retouching and older varnish residues from earlier interventions
Determine 4. After varnishing and firming the white fill materials with a reversible conservation-grade paint matching the unique floor shade
Determine 5. Element of Adonis in the course of the inpainting course of. Be aware the improved saturation, higher outlined musculature, deeper shadows, and softer gradations alongside the shadow edges.
Determine 6. Element of the reconstruction of the wild boar being tied up by a putto on the far left
Determine 7. Present standing displaying partial reconstruction of the boar and inpainting within the determine of Adonis. Massive areas of loss nonetheless should be inpainted.

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