Ron your help is needed NOW!

Jay H

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CECILE BRISSON, Associated Press Writer

PARIS - The Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece of a mysterious woman with a slight smile, is deteriorating quickly, the Louvre Museum said Monday, announcing that an in-depth technical study was being conducted to determine why.

The thin, poplar wood panel on which the artwork is painted has become deformed since conservation experts last evaluated the condition of the painting, the Louvre said. The artwork is inspected every 1-2 years.


The Louvre said the condition of the Mona Lisa was causing "some worry" and that a new study has been launched, but one that will allow the painting to remain in the public eye.


"These analyses will take place in such a way as to allow the work to remain on public display," the Louvre said in a statement.


The study, to be conducted by the Center for Research and Restoration of Museums of France, is to better determine what materials the painting is made of and evaluate its vulnerability to climate changes.
 

Framerguy

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Ron,

Ya shoulda known better than to paint that portrait on a slab of WOOD!! :eek:

Where was your head, boy?? Didn't you check the FACTS standards on wood substrates??
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Jay H

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I would have use MDF instead of poplar. That is the prefered substrate on Trading Spaces.
 

Jay H

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Actually I thought it was some of that "conservation" glass that blocks 110% of anything that can damage artwork. It even is suppose to block stuff that we don't even know about yet. At least thats what the H.L. that framed it for them said.
 

Frank Larson

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Hey not a problem...we'll just laminate that puppy with some canvas textured laminate and gently peal the image off the wood and restick it to some acid free canvas. We can even add some brushstrokes with acrylic to make it look more authentic.
 

Framerguy

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Hey, you da MAN, Frank!!
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Mona would be good for at least another couple of hundred years with THAT treatment!

Now, I have a genuine Rembrandt that was painted on an ancient outhouse door. Would that treatment work for this type of situation??

Framerguy

P.S. Man, can we frankenthread, or what???!!??
 

Emily

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I think you guys are all missing something here. Obviously, these people have spent a lot of money on "conservation" framing, and have found that it really doesn't work. I think I'm going to approach the committee with a bid. A nice, triple, paper mat with a framerica or nielson frame should just about fit their price range. Don't you think? We can just run down the local hardward store for some glass.

Emily
 
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