Maddeningly Faded: Paint & Conservation

Featured String: Why's That Robe Pink? Featured String: The Story of Colour Moving around paintings from the Renaissance and earlier, it's often possible to see surprisingly rosy pink robes, or saints whose bloody executions don't appear to have shed any blood. This is hardly down to the squeamishness of painters! Not only were Medieval and … Continue reading Maddeningly Faded: Paint & Conservation

ArtString: Display It Like You Stole It

Today's highlighted string, Display it like you stole it, takes its name from the badges sold by the art historian and tour guide Alice Procter, to whom I owe a considerable debt of gratitude for really bringing to the forefront the kind of stories that can be told about provenance and colonialism in modern museum … Continue reading ArtString: Display It Like You Stole It