Removing Bad Spray Tans and Fly Specks: Conserving Spanish Colonial Art

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 2:30pm4:00pm
North Building - Lower Level
Purchase tickets at the door.

Cynthia Lawrence has treated several paintings in the Denver Art Museum's Spanish Colonial collection of art.  She will be presenting examples of how conserving these paintings helps to preserve the artist's original intent for the artwork, stabilizing fragile paintings, removing years of dirt and grime and later applied surface coatings, and revealing original colors, beautiful compositional details, and artists' technique and brushwork.

Free for Alianza members, $5 DAM members, $10 others. Purchase tickets at the door.

Sponsored by the Alianza de las Artes Americanas, a DAM support group.

 

Image: One of the paintings Cynthia has worked on--Sebastian López de Arteaga, Saint Michael and the Bull (detail), c.1650, Mexico. Gift of Robert J. Stroessner & Frank Barrows Freyer by exchange, and lent by Frederick and Jan Mayer.