Conserving Michelangelo

Conserving Michelangelo

After looking at thousands of drawings over the course of years, this is the first Michelangelo that I’ve conserved. There are never two drawings that have aged the same way. Most old master drawings are treated very conservatively. Because this…

Almost Invisible: The Cartoon Transfer Process

Almost Invisible: The Cartoon Transfer Process

How did a Renaissance artist get from here to here? Artists in the Renaissance used a variety of drawing techniques to help create works like this elaborate panel painting. We know this because an infrared camera reveals extensive line drawings…