Narrated art restoration videos
November 7, 2018 4:18 PM   Subscribe

Baumgartner Fine Art Restoration has some lovely narrated videos about the restoration process, and an interesting Instagram feed as well.
posted by bq (5 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
This is really fascinating. I often wish I had been exposed to the restoration field back in college. I just may have gone down that path instead.
posted by Thorzdad at 5:08 PM on November 7, 2018 [1 favorite]

Coincidentally I just watched this video before I checked MetaFilter, in which a hobbyist restores an old Matchbox toy ambulance. Very relaxing, especially since it's more in the realm of possible for us ordinary people.
posted by hydrophonic at 7:30 PM on November 7, 2018 [1 favorite]

This is so soothing. I nearly cried when I saw him take all the dust and grime off of the Reginald Marsh painting--to see the brightness of the colors that had been lost for so many years was so emotional.
posted by capricorn at 7:31 PM on November 7, 2018 [1 favorite]

The portrait of the side-burned gentleman did nothing for me as a work of art--it undoubtedly means much to the folks who own it, and they're not wrong and I'm not right--but the Marsh painting is a genuinely interesting piece and it's astonishing how much "age" is all over it. It's like the comparison between the Mona Lisa and a sister piece.
posted by maxwelton at 11:39 PM on November 7, 2018 [1 favorite]

The price tag on the Marsh painting said $40. Hey current owner: I am willing to help you out by buying it for triple that, I won't even try to haggle. And I'll throw in a fin for the restoration work. Memail's in my profile.
posted by maxwelton at 11:47 PM on November 7, 2018

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