Conservation and restoration of paintings on canvas

Conservation & Restoration

Why should a painting undergo conservation and restoration treatment?

A painting consists of different materials which are broken down over time. Conservation work focuses on the conservation of the artwork’s structure. The aim of restoration work is to restore the painting to its original state as far as this is possible.
Sudden events can lead to mechanical damage such as holes or tears which have to be treated in the same expert way. The examination of a work of art is a fundamental procedure through which to establish its quality and condition. The choice of method to be used and the way it is carried out are of crucial importance to the final result.
A thorough examination will answer important questions concerning the identification of a painting. The result of the examination may influence the artistic and the financial value of the work.
Well-executed conservation and restoration work ensures that the work of art retains its financial value.