Francesca Casadio on the Coronavirus and the Chemical Compositions of Artworks #ArtTuesday
Thought provoking piece on conserving art while keeping people safe from ARTnews:
I thought of Archibald Motley’s Nightlife (1943), a vibrant depiction of a crowded cabaret in the South Side of Chicago. I thought of how Motley’s subject matter was something we were unlikely to experience for a while, thanks to social distancing, and of how the chemical composition of his canvas could be forever transformed by the Thymol I could use in the gallery where it hangs, to keep it safe.
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