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The Conservation of Venus Discovering the Dead Adonis and the Missing Boar | by Cleveland Museum of Art | CMA Thinker | Feb, 2023

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By Dean Yoder, Senior Conservator of Paintings and Head of Paintings Conservation

Determine 1. Venus Getting the Lifeless Adonis, c. 1650. Italy, Naples. Oil on canvas 184.4 x 238.8 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund, 1965.19
Determine 2. Right after cleaning and right before retouching for the duration of Suhr’s 1964 procedure, documenting extensive damage through the portray
Determine 3. After the removal of Suhr’s retouching and older varnish residues from prior interventions
Figure 4. Immediately after varnishing and toning the white fill substance with a reversible conservation-quality paint matching the initial floor colour
Determine 5. Depth of Adonis during the inpainting method. Note the improved saturation, improved described musculature, further shadows, and softer gradations together the shadow edges.
Figure 6. Detail of the reconstruction of the wild boar getting tied up by a putto on the much remaining
Determine 7. Recent standing displaying partial reconstruction of the boar and inpainting in the figure of Adonis. Huge locations of decline still have to have to be inpainted.
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