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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Using Nanotechnology To Preserve And Restore Artworks

European Museums Are Using Nanotechnology To Preserve And Restore Modern Artworks

They just don't make paints like they used to.

Charlie Sorrel | June 17, 2016

In Kurt Vonnegut’s Bluebeard, the main character, the abstract expressionist artist Rabo Karabekian, makes his works with Sateen Dura-Luxe paint. The paintings destroy themselves when the Sateen Dura-Luxe separates itself from the canvases, turning to ribbons.
Fact follows fiction. The modern materials used by artists from the last century onwards are falling apart, because plastic doesn't last as well as oil paint. A project called NanoRestArt plans to fix this, using nanotechnology to repair and restore these real-life versions of Sateen Dura-Luxe.


<more at; related articles and links: (NanoRestArt website) and (When Art Falls Apart. As plastic used in modern art degrades, scientists turn to nanotechnology to put it back together. April 1, 2016)>

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