The official student-run blog of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Monthly archive December, 2011
Insights on Site: The Defense of Paris

Insights on Site: The Defense of Paris

Today’s post comes from Simone Levine, Class of 2013 and Art Center Student Docent. The Defense of Paris by Gustave Doré is one of three large canvas inspired by Prussian occupation of Paris in the winter of 1870/71.  Surrounded by wounded and perishing French soldiers, the female in the center of the composition holds a French...
Caring for Art: Miró’s Painting (Birds, Personages, and Blue Star)

Caring for Art: Miró’s Painting (Birds, Personages, and Blue Star)

Today’s post comes from Julie MacDonald, Class of 2012 and Art Center Student Docent. Conservation can take on many roles in the treatment of art objects. As discussed in a previous post repainting can be used to save a damaged work. Rips and tears can be repaired, and missing elements of works like sculpture can be...