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Art Restoration

Unusual Technique Uncovers Hidden Image Behind Priceless Artwork

The Huffington Post | Melissa Cronin | Posted 04.14.2013 | Science

What lies beneath the layers of famous paintings? Apparently...more paintings. Researchers recently discovered such a conundrum at the Louvre Museu...

Pollock Painting Gets A Face Lift

AP | By ELAINE THOMPSON | Posted 01.28.2013 | Arts

SEATTLE -- The Seattle Art Museum is restoring a 1947 Jackson Pollock painting that was altered in the 1970s with a coat of varnish. Work started las...

Holy Sh*t

Laura Sangrà | Posted 10.24.2012 | College
Laura Sangrà

An elderly woman has turned a XIX century fresco masterpiece into a complete disaster by restoring it freestyle, without any knowledge or asking for permission to anyone.

Fans Petition To Save Hilarious Restoration Fail 'Beast Jesus'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.24.2012 | Arts

The past couple of days the Internet has been all a frenzy over the hilarious and equally horrifying mutilation impromptu restoration of 19th century ...

Octogenarian's Hilarious Failed Attempt At Restoring A Painting

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.11.2012 | Arts

We've always imagined the work of an art restoration to be a painstaking process involving highly-trained individuals crammed in the basement of a mus...

Da Vinci Self Portrait 'Damaged Beyond Repair'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.27.2012 | Arts

A Leonardo Da Vinci self-portrait is in critical condition, and there might not be anything experts can do to fix it. Restoration experts recently ...

Leonardo Da Vinci Restoration At The Louvre Stirs Up Controversy

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 12.28.2011 | Home

A painting by Leonardo da Vinci has been cleaned for presentation -- but did the Louvre ruin the original in the process? According to the Guardian...

Watch: Italian Art Restorers Accused of Censoring Phallic Fresco

Posted 10.22.2011 | Arts

A 746-year-old fresco called "The Tree Of Fertility" is at the center of a scandal in Italy, after artists restoring the work appear to have removed s...

Artists As Restorers... Of Their Own Artwork

Daniel Grant | Posted 10.08.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

It's not clear what responsibility artists bear to their completed work, especially after it has been sold. That's particularly the case for artists who use ephemeral materials; isn't it the buyers' responsibility to know what they're getting?

WATCH: Van Gogh Restoration As Performance Art

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.26.2011 | Arts

CINCINNATI -- An art historian has put himself on display at an Ohio museum as he works to restore an 1890 painting by Vincent van Gogh. Visitors t...

New University to Rise in Haiti as Higher Education There In Collapse

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Jim Luce

The long-awaited post‐earthquake assessment of higher education institutions in the Port‐au‐Prince metropolitan area by the respected Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development (INURED) has been released.

Sam Stein

The GOP's Bizarre Purchases: Chocolate Elephants, Art Restoration, Rove's Lunches

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In early October, as the presidential campaign was hitting its emotional peak, the Republican National Committee mailed off a check for $6,000 to an a...