ART & PATRIMOINE
Francisco de Goya, “Woman with a Fan”, 1805-1810, oil, Musée du Louvre. On the radiography, the "repentir" (reworking) reveals a second portrait.
possible preparatory drawings, indications of colours, and the painter's hesitations and changes in the composition of a work, known charmingly as "repentirs" (literally regrets), or reworkings. Among the great mysteries elucidated recently, the centre has undertaken in-depth research on two antique bronze statues unearthed at Arles, in the Rhône. Scientists
discovered assembly techniques that had been completely lost since the end of Antiquity, and for the first time, identified the kind of glue used to stick gold leaf onto bronze at the time. Relatively few people are aware of the C2RMF's existence, but it works with all of France's 1,200 museums. Its portable appliances make it possible to travel to the provinces to carry out
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