Explore four paintings from the Mexican Modernism exhibition through the eyes of a conservator (what's a conservator? you'll find that out too!). You'll have a new perspective on the paintings as well as how they are handled and prepared for display.
The illustrations above show what occurs when
manipulating transmitted light on the painting
Self-Protrait with Braid, oil on canvas,
from the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.
As explained in the accompanying text:
when a light is shone through this painting
one can see that the hair and the flesh areas
are painted with thin layers of paint.
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