LG Using Tech To Return Van Gogh Masterpiece To The Public
LG Electronics are putting their considerable know-how behind the efforts to conserve a Vincent Van Gogh masterpiece that has deteriorated to the point that it is only available for viewing by researchers and conservators.
The piece titled The Red Vineyard In Arles was done during the Dutch post-impressionist’s prolific stay in Arles in France in 1888 and 1889.
LG are providing financial support and equipment to the historic project at a Russian museum. They say researchers are undertaking technological and technical studies to get a better grasp of the technology behind the piece.
The painting has several cracks in it caused by ageing. There have also been changes in colour as the paint used contained lead chromate which degrades over time. The aim is to restore it to as close to its original form as possible.
It is hoped the project will return the piece to public viewing by early next year.
LG are also compiling a four-part documentary series on the process with Russian online streaming service IVI.