The Louvre Conserve Arcimboldo Seasons

June 5 2024

Image of The Louvre Conserve Arcimboldo Seasons

Picture: Louvre

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Louvre in Paris have shared news that they have conserved their set of Giuseppe Arcimboldo's celebrated Seasons. The project undertaken by conservator Roberto Merlo had included the removal of floral garlands which had decorated the margins of these portraits (which can be seen here), as they were deemed to have been added in the eighteenth century. Another very interesting conservation project undertaken by this traditionally cautious museum - let's see what will be cleaned next...

The restored paintings are on view from today onwards, so do go and see them if you happen to be in Paris!

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