4.21.2010

RIJKSMUSEUM: Radiant Madonnas April 21

A restorer works on the painting Ariadne on Naxos (16th century), by the Italian painter Girolamo dai Libri, in the studio of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Photograph©EPA/MARCEL ANTONISSE.

The photograph above isn't part of any photo contest or fine art exhibition, but I love the whole scene. It arrived via the artdaily blog where you can read the entire piece.

"The Rijksmuseum, in Amsterdam, has launched an ambitious restoration program. Masterpieces specially selected from their collection will undergo an intensive restoration process to ensure that they shine like never before by the time the museum’s main building re-opens in 2013...The initial results of this work go on display April 21, 2010 in the Philips Wing where the Rijksmuseum will be exhibiting the Radiant Madonnas – three round Italian Renaissance paintings that have been restored with the help of the latest research methods and will be presented as ‘reborn acquisitions from the museum’s own collection’."

The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

5 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

i am fascinated by this universe and its methods , even being a acrylic painter and all the restores telling me that haaaate acrylic . hahah!
the Rijksmuseum is one of my favorites ever . so good they're giving this new step .
i am starting NOW to save money for 2013 !!

blogperson said...

Caio: I agree, it's a museum I look forward to spending a lot of time in when it reopens!

Rachel said...

...dort wär ich auch gern mal...

aber wundervoll!!!

herzlich, Rachel

Ricky Bush said...

I love Amsterdam! Cleanest city I've ever visited.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Looks like an amazing exhibit....