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.
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
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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