Formerly a finish protector was applied to keep the frames safe from wear, since they become discolored as a result of the passage of time. About two hundred years ago, someone had a painting of 1618 of an unknown woman with a thick layer of varnish, and until recently the actual colors of the work of art were not known.
The art expert and host of the BBC 'One show Fake or Fortune ', Philip Mold shared the images below with his followers, revealing the careful removal of the protective varnish from the paint, and the transformation is impressive.
"A remarkable Jacobean resurgence after 200 years of yellowish varnish," he wrote on Twitter. Most of the details of the " Woman in Red " were hidden, and all we know is that she was 36 years old at the time of the portrait.
While the restoration of art sometimes gives a turn terribly incorrect, the presenter demonstrated a high level of experience by revealing the lush colors that were hiding under the protective finish.
"The original painting was in a private collection in England," Mold told The Telegraph. "We started the restoration of the painting after an extensive test of the varnish on an oil surface in the oak panel. A mixture of gel and solvent was created, specifically to remove the varnish and not damage the underlying paint. It is different from a normal restoration.
Below you can see the video in which the expert appears eliminating the varnish coat of this woman's face. As you can see, it is a drastic change, the colors change completely and the painting has a more intense color, making the woman look more beautiful and radiant.
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