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Cincinnati Art Museum Eleonora at 464 Agnolo Bronzino’s “Portrait of Eleonora of Toledo and Her Son, Don Francesco,” painted in Italy around 1550, is undergoing treatment in the paintings conservation studio. Below is a detail taken during removal of yellowed varnish and overpaint. The tiny losses shown in the cleaned portion are in keeping with the age of the oil-paint-on-wood-panel painting. Many of Eleonora’s delicate features had been overpainted. Note the smudge of overpaint above the cleaned eyebrow near the nose, the dark stroke of opaque overpaint around the bottom of the iris in the left eye, and the solid stroke of overpaint in the crease of the left eyelid. The conservator is finding similar heavy-handed retouching throughout the picture. 3 hour ago via Facebook

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InDepth: Genius and Grace with Esther Bell

March 08, 2014 - 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

WHERE:
Attendees meet in Front Lobby

Drawn from the Horvitz Collection in Boston, this exhibition features master drawings from a group of artists known as “The Generation of 1700.” These artists were celebrated for their virtuoso compositions that epitomized the French grand manner. Join curator Dr. Esther Bell for an in-depth look at drawings by Boucher, Chardin, Coypel, and more.

FREE. Reservations required. Please call (513) 721.ARTS (2787) to purchase tickets.

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