Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Episode 53: Art Restoration

Join Julia and our newest cast member Lauren as they discuss the scandalous world of art restoration! In this episode you will encounter wonderful artworks and architectural structures such as the Palace of Knossos on Crete, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes, the Elgin marbles, and da Vinci’s Last Supper! Learn about the process of restoration and what differentiates it from preservation, and decide for yourself where the line needs to be drawn on this controversial topic.

The Toreador Fresco, Minoan, found at Knossos, ca. 1550 BCE

Eligin Marbles, British Museum

Michelangelo, Sistine Chapel Ceiling, 1508-12

da Vinci, The Last Supper, 1495-98
Michelangelo,  foot of the figure the Prophet Jonah, Sistine Chapel Ceiling, High Renaissance/Mannerism, 1508-1512.

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