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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Analyzing Vouet’s Venus

by Serena Urry, Chief Conservator


CAMConservation, Vouet, pigments, pigment analysis, pigment identification

A few weeks ago, two scientists from the Center for Archaeometry & Art Research Palatinate (CAAP) in Germany spent the morning in one of our European galleries to analyze Toilette of Venus, a painting by French artist Simon Vouet (1590–1649).

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Striped pigments?

by Conservation


paintings conservation, inpainting, conservation paints, pigments

No, it’s just the morning sun hitting our jars of dry pigments through the blinds, a brief exposure that does no harm.