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Liberty Leading the People by painter Eugène Delacroix soon to be groomed

2022-11-29T15:15:35.337Z

ARTS – At the Louvre Museum, the iconic canvas of the French Republic has yellowed. She will find her colors.



It's decided: at the Louvre,

Liberty Leading the People,

icon of the Republic (although the subject is the establishment of a constitutional monarchy), will go into restoration.

The topless beauty, stepping over a barricade to plant the tricolor flag on a new world, had definitely turned too yellow.

With a microscope and a cotton swab, we will remove its old varnish.

Before applying a new one.

She had not been pampered at least since 2013, after the black marker attack of an imbalance.

Minor incident.

A complex job

Sébastien Allard, director of the paint department, decided after consulting the ad hoc committee and in the light of previous successes.

Namely, the restorations of

Women of Algiers in their Apartment

and

Scenes from the Massacres of Scio

.

Since then, these canvases have illuminated the picture rails of the large red Mollien room, happily clashing among the yellowed heroes of the Napoleonic gesture, sinking to

the Raft of the Medusa

by Géricault, much more...

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Source: lefigaro

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