The Mind of a Conservator

This conservator is an art loving 20-something year old with a lab coat and nitrile gloves.
conservatoratwork:

#Buddha (#artwork by #FredrikWretman) lost his head. Linda is patching him up at #studiovästsvenskkonservering. 
#conservation, #conservator, #svk, #restoration

Decapitation repair (something new)

conservatoratwork:

#Buddha (#artwork by #FredrikWretman) lost his head. Linda is patching him up at #studiovästsvenskkonservering.
#conservation, #conservator, #svk, #restoration

Decapitation repair (something new)

blantonmuseum:

We all know and love  painter Bob Ross from his 70s-era show The Joy of Painting, but writer Walt Hickey took it to a new level with his statistical analysis of Ross’ paintings. Hickey answered the hard hitting questions, like:

What is the probability, given that Ross painted a happy tree, that he then painted a friend for that tree?

There’s a 93 percent chance that Ross paints a second tree given that he has painted a first.

What percentage of Bob Ross paintings contain an almighty mountain?

About 39 percent prominently feature a mountain.

What percentage of those paintings contain several almighty mountains?

Ross was also amenable to painting friends for mountains. Sixty percent of paintings with one mountain in them have at least two mountains.

Read the full analysis here.

notmodernart:

ladylindy:

modernfoppery:

velogiraffe:

velvethatlady:

mycallousalice:

Say what?! A new film written by Emma Thompson about Effie Gray, a child-bride who fights to be released from her loveless marriage to John Ruskin (played by GREG WISE, Thompson’s real-life husband) to be with John Everett Millais, another famous artist?

There is literally nothing about this film that makes me want to not see it. THE BEST NEWS!

I mean, the last film I saw that Thompson wrote was Sense and Sensibility (the best one where she stars with Kate Winslet, Greg Wise and Alan Rickman)—this is a woman who knows how to write movies to be rewatched obsessively.

Effie Gray is coming to theatres in 2014. 

So looking forward to this!

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oh my god is this when ruskin got shocked during his wedding night because he realised women had body hair

More art history movies!!

room42:

“You will realise, that this combination of red-ochre, of green gloomed over by grey, the black streaks surrounding the contours, produce something of the sensation of anguish called ‘rouge-noir’, from which certain of my companions in misfortunes suffer.” ~ Vincent  van Gogh to Emile Bernard

room42:

“You will realise, that this combination of red-ochre, of green gloomed over by grey, the black streaks surrounding the contours, produce something of the sensation of anguish called ‘rouge-noir’, from which certain of my companions in misfortunes suffer.” ~ Vincent  van Gogh to Emile Bernard

(via post-impressionisms)