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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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Art in the Making: Sculpture

January 18, 2014 - 01:00 pm to 03:00 pm

This is a rewarding experience that can enhance artistic development. It can do so much for a child, and can also add to your own appreciation for art making. This class format was designed for children ages 6–12 accompanied by an adult who’ll actively share in the art experience. Select local artists make it fun by leading interactive classes that include a gallery tour and hands-on art activity.

$10 per pair Art Museum Members, $20 per pair non-members; ($3/$6 for each additional person) Series pricing available. Reservations required.

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