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Conserving Everhard Jabach and His Family

The video shows the conservation of a painting, "Everhard Jabach and His Family," by Charles Le Brun. It explains how art conservators use scientific methods to restore and preserve the artwork. They carefully clean the painting, repair damages, and ensure its longevity for future generations to enjoy. "What does it take to revive a masterwork?" Michael Gallagher on conserving Charles Le Brun's Everhard Jabach and His Family Charles Le Brun (French, 1619–1690). Everhard Jabach (1618–1695) and His Family, ca. 1660. Oil on canvas; 110 1/4 x 129 1/8 in. (280 x 328 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, in honor of Keith Christiansen, 2014 (2014.250) http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/626692 MetCollects introduces highlights of works of art recently acquired by the Met through gifts and purchases. Discover a new work each month. http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/metcollects Credits Director: Christopher Noey Producer and Editor: Kate Farrell Camera: Sarah Cowan, Kate Farrell, Lisa Rifkind Design: Natasha Mileshina Music: Austin Fisher Explore more on MetMedia: http://www.metmuseum.org/metmedia/video.

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  • blobby green style avatar for user Prakash Balekundri
    what is life span of varnsihed layer on the paint? does it varies with climate conditions? if so ,could you please state them
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    • area 52 yellow style avatar for user Ramon Yambo
      I believe a previous video stated that the newer, synthetic varnishes last longer and yellow less. The controlled indoor air quality and conditioning of modern museums will further extend the life of the varnish. I would not be surprised if synthetic varnish applied in the latter half of the 1900s (when the synthetics were commonly used on oil paintings) have not been revarnished in museums because they are still in good condition.
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