conservation and restoration

Art is one of the backbones in the history of our society. People have expressed occurrences, daily life, thoughts, feelings and religion through art. Coming in many forms, it is through art we can reflect on our past and see into our future, or submerge ourselves in a realm of vast beauty and serenity.Yet this backbone of our society is in danger of becoming “extinct.” Pollution, fire and different natural forces such as wind, water, and time have slowly decayed much of our artWith the art industry in India growing, restoration of art is fast catching up as a serious business. If the art is important, its restoration becomes naturally important to us. With Indian art going places, more stress is being laid on its restoration. We need to bring the fading beauty back to its original state. Paintings fade and statues weather, restoring makes them as pretty as when the artist originally created requires expertise.Exposure to environmental, biological, chemical and physical elements along with human negligence means that a work of art starts deteriorating from the moment it is created. Deterioration of art works cannot be prevented and only retarded through careful preservation (protection of art objects from any form of deterioration) and restoration (repair or retrieval of an art object to its original state).

conservation and restoration

 All art objects require restoration at some point. This includes oil paintings on canvas, oil paintings on oil paper, acrylics on canvas, acrylics on paper, water-colours on paper, miniatures, prints, metal and wooden objects, terracotta sculptures, glass and pottery, textiles, mixed media and photographs.Physical deterioration of oil paintings and paper works can take place in the form of weakening of the canvas, tears, holes, losses in ground layer, cracking, cupping, flaking, shrinking of the paint layer, darkening of the varnish, accumulation of dust, dirt, grease and soot.While chemical deterioration includes color changes and changes in chemical composition of the varnish, attacks by fungus, termites, silver fish, and cockroaches cause biological deterioration. Human factors play a key role in facilitating the deterioration of art works as well – these factors include negligence in storage, packaging, display, transportation, vandalism, and even restoration done by untrained, inexperienced people who use inferior quality materials and unethical techniques.

conservation and restoration

The restoration process starts with an overall evaluation of the work. The art conservator, in close cooperation with an art historian, indicates the context and period when the artwork was created, and studies the techniques and materials available at that time, as well as the ageing mechanisms.Once the conservation treatment is complete, the owners are provided with a written examination report describing the condition of the artifact prior to treatment and a written treatment report documenting the treatment performed and materials used.Most of the time, the reports are accompanied with photographs of the artifact before, after, and if appropriate, during treatment also. The owners are provided with the documentation report according to the condition and results obtained.To ensure that your art and antiques receive the finest of expert care and treatment, please contact us. Following a session of consultation from art conservation consultant, we would be pleased to undertake the procedure required to safeguard and enhance your works of art. We have experienced and qualified art restorers who work hard to restore and conserve all sort of art. We have the equipments, skill and knowledge to give you best results in affordable prices.Contact us at info@icacart.com or call us on 022 66251333 / 091678 51179.