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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. 2 hour ago via Facebook

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ARTiculate with Todd Pavlisko

March 19, 2014 - 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm

WHERE:
Fath Auditorium

The Cincinnati Art Museum has a long history of supporting and nurturing local artists, from Frank Duveneck to Jim Dine. ARTiculate, a series of talks between Cincinnati artists and Art Museum Director Aaron Betsky, continues this tradition by inviting artists to discuss their processes, practices, and relationships to the Queen City.   Join us as we learn more about the artists living and working in our community and explore the contemporary Cincinnati art scene.

FREE for Art Museum Members and Evenings for Educators participants; $5 for students; $10 for non-members. Reservations recommended.

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