Re: Photo Restoration ~ my website
Slightly different tact but relevent somewhat was having the privilage to see restoration work of the painting of Princess Diana after it was slashed in london art gallery some year ago if you remember
Now there is no way will I reveal where the restoration took place other than to say it was outside london. Working for BT one undertook not to say about clients.
However I went to this house to do some telephone work and after a conversation about my interest in photography he opened up a bit and it turned out he did a lot of restoration for the big galleries.
He took me to his workshop in the garden and opened the door and there was this very picture infront of me, was I amazed and astonished? somewhat to say the least and actually allowed to touch it. Not many allowed that and boy was i careful.
So I asked him how easy was it to do the restoration on this picture and he said as it was a modern painting not too hard as he could talk to the artist about paints used, the hardest part was putting a new backing on it first.
What he did say I found absolutely fascinating when he started talking about restoring old masters. I did not realise the lengths a restorer went to.
He was saying the last one he did he had to virtually travel the world to discover which plants were used for pigmentation and which brushes were used and from what animal the brush hairs came from.
That is just part of what we talked about I could have spent the day talking about his restoration work but i had other appointments to go to
The picture that was slashed