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ART FOR LIFE

 

"All art requires courage."

 

Anne Tucker

 

Before & After Restorations

Before and after photographs never stop amazing us. 

After the restoration is complete, it's hard to imagine that the painting was once

ripped, torn, yellowed or so deeply damaged.

But the saying "one picture is worth a thousand words" is

no more appropriate than in the world of art restoration.

 

Especially moving for us are the BEFORE and AFTER restorations of art

damaged by nature -- those pieces which came into our studio after

such storms as Hurricanes Ivan, Dennis and Katrina.

 

These pieces, drenched by water, immersed in salt, banged, ripped,

torn, and pulled from their stretchers are absolutely remarkable examples of

man's ability to recover from nature's devastation.

 

Our studio is thankful to have been part of their recovery and restoration.

 

We also want to express our gratitude to the owners of all the pieces we've restored. 

We are thankful that you chose to restore the art rather than discard it.

 


 

"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt,

and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen."
Leonardo da Vinci

 

 

"Saigon Street Scene"

 

 

oil on canvas

landscape

 

18" x 13"

 

 

 

BEFORE

 

This painting was ripped through the center

due to a hurricane.

 

AFTER

 

The large rip was repaired with a new liner, cleaning,

in-painting and varnish.

 

 

"Vietnamese 

fishing boats"

 

 

oil on canvas

landscape

 

14" 1/2 " x 35"

 

 

 

BEFORE

 

This painting received a large rip across the canvas

due to a hurricane.

 

Second photograph shows the back of canvas.

AFTER

 

The large rip was repaired with a new liner, cleaning,

in-painting and varnish.

 

 

 

19th century

woman's

portrait

 

oil on canvas

30" x 25"

BEFORE

Painting had large tears in center of canvas and was badly yellowed.

 

AFTER

 

Large tears were repaired and the painting was

cleaned, in-painted & varnished.

 

 

possibly

 late 17th or early 18th century

French cardinal

portrait

 

 

oil on canvas

32 1/2" x 29 1/4"

 

 

 

 

BEFORE

Painting received extensive hurricane damage including two large gashes and extensive scratching.  The lining was also pulled from the canvas due to water damage.

AFTER

Painting was re-lined, cleaned, gashes repaired,

in-painted and varnished.

 

 

 

19th Century engraving

14" X 12"

 

 

BEFORE

 

Engraving was yellowed and foxed.

AFTER

 

Engraving was cleaned.

 

 

 

 

20th Century Portraits

 

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oil on canvas

24" x 30"

   

BEFORE

Over 50% of the painting surface was flaking.

AFTER

 

Flaking was repaired, in-painted and varnished.

 

 

 

 

 

"Seascape"

 

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oil on canvas

11 1/2" x 8"

c. 1928

 
BEFORE

Painting with old, dark varnish.

AFTER

 

Painting after old varnish removed and painting cleaned.

 

 

 

 

 

19TH century

"Landscape with mountain"

 

 

9TH

 

oil on canvas

28 5/8" X 36 1/4"

 

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BEFORE

Painting was badly yellowed with considerable cracking paint.  The painting also had several small punctures.

Top photo shows painting at beginning of cleaning process.  Second photograph is cracking detail.

AFTER

 

The punctures were repaired and the painting was cleaned, in-painted and received new varnish.

 

 

 

 

19th Century woman's

Portrait

 

 

oil on canvas

49" x 31 1/2"

 

 

 

 

 

  BEFORE

Painting had rips and massive flaking.

The two photographs show flaking details.

 

AFTER

Painting received a new liner, the rips and flaking repaired, canvas cleaned and in-painted and new varnish.

 

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Art restoration services by

Joseph James Patti

Over 30 Years' Fine Art Experience

 

5733 Quintette Road, Pace, Florida 32571

850.994.9974  ■  850.380.0881 (cell)

Contact jjpart@bellsouth.net

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