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The famous "the Scream" by Edvard Munch fade the paint
ARTinvestment.RU   17 февраля 2020

A team of experts from new-Йорка working temporarily in the Museum of Oslo, figured out that the version of "Scream", kept in the Museum, are slowly fading

Research conducted in 2012, showed that the paint, especially saturated yellow-оранжевые shades in the background of the work, fade. Today in their place, visible brush strokes rather ivory than yellow or orange flowers.

According to experts, the reason for this phenomenon is the composition of the paint used by the artist. With the development of new technologies in the early twentieth century artists began to add to the butter mixture and natural dyes synthetic, mineral pigments. This composition provided an unprecedented brightness and the density of the shades, but as it turns out, did not guarantee long-term preservation. According to experts, from-за the use of such paint composition, about 20 % of the work of the Impressionists are now at risk.

In the case of restorers will be able to find a composition capable of preventing further degradation of the pigment, the Scream can play a big role in preserving the works of the Impressionists and post-Impressionists and eventually — to retain the investment potential of the artists of these areas. Using the latest developments in the field of restoration specialists working with painting, try not to just preserve the layer of cardboard in its current condition and return it to its former brightness. Koen Janssens, Professor, faculty of chemistry, University of Antwerp, said in an interview with The New York Times: "the idea [restorers] is to try sort of a virtual way to turn back the clock".

a similar problem darkening of the pigment from yellow towards brown, in 2018 encountered experts who examined the famous work, "Sunflowers" (1889) painted by Vincent van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Palliative solution for the management of the Museum then became the decrease of the illumination of the Museum halls.


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