Recent Art Conservation Projects

  • At the studio, Foreground accepts numerous paintings and painted objects for conservation treatment. Most are simple projects requiring cleaning, varnishing or mending of small damages.
    The following two projects are more dramatic examples of recent restorations.

  • This 3′ x 4′ oil on canvas was completed in the early 20th century as a study for a painting hanging in the Fine Art Museum of Krakow, Poland. It suffered from multiple tears. The tears were mended and a canvas insert applied at an area of lost support. The entire painting was lined to a new linen support.

  • It was then cleaned, losses filled and in-painted utilizing reversible material. We designed and applied a system of contemporary non-yellowing conservation varnishes with an appropriate final sheen. The painting was re-stretched onto its original stretcher.

  • This 3′ x 4′ painting had been previously restored. 1/8″ thick fills of white lead had been applied to disguise repairs- the fills were cupping away from the picture plane and causing further damage to the original paint layers.
    The fills and other over-painting were excavated away using scalpels. Previous repairs were removed from the verso and then damages were mended using reversible material. The entire painting was lined to a new linen support.

  • It was then cleaned, losses filled and in-painted utilizing reversible material. We designed and applied a system of contemporary non-yellowing conservation varnishes with an appropriate final sheen. The painting was re-stretched onto its original stretcher.
    Please contact Foreground Conservation with your projects, large or small, foregroundcda@gmail.com.

Recent Art Conservation Projects