August 12, 2015

The amazing process behind restoring a 355-year-old classical painting

When you’re 355 years old, you’re bound to have a few wrinkles here and there. Take for instance, Charles Le Brun’s painting of ‘Everhard Jabach and His Family’. The artwork was completed in 1660, and through the centuries, has had its fair share of damage.

Thankfully, a team at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York spent 10 months restoring the relic using a variety of processes and techniques to make it good as new.

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