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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. 1 hour ago via Facebook

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InDepth: Art Smith Jewelry and Contemporaries with Cynthia Amnéus

April 12, 2014 - 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm

WHERE:
Attendees meet in Front Lobby

Inspired by Surrealism, biomorphism, and primitivism, Art Smith was one of the leading modernist jewellers of the mid-twentieth century. Join curator Cynthia Amnéus for an in-depth look at the artistic jewelry of Art Smith, as well as selected pieces created by his contemporaries.

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

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