1111A new light for Picasso's "The Studio" at the Guggenheim Collection
As of 8th December Pablo Picasso's "The Studio (the Atelier)" is once again on show at Palazzo Venier dei Leoni after having undergone a restoration process carried out by the Conservation Department of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, supported by Bsi bank, Institutional Patron of the museum since 2001. "That incredible white has finally regained his brightness" says Luciano Pensabene Buemi who carried out the restoration work. "We can now distinguish the two whites used by Picasso to give different depths to the composition elements. Furthermore, the cleaning has evidenced how the artist had wanted to experiment a different, highly tactile surface of the whites, creating some figures with rich colour mixtures and others with coatings that give a glimpse of the preparatory grey underneath. The other colours in the painting, the reds, greens, yellows, greys are now more vivid and saturated. The experimental use of nanotechnologies and the application of selective nanogel that allowed for the removal of the dirt accumulated during time and the non-original varnishes. "The Studio" will be on show at the Guggenheim Collection Venice until mid-January 2017. It will then be temporarily lent to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York for the exhibition: "Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim", opening on 10th February 2017.