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Retouching of paintings

Painting retouching is a technique used to restore or improve damaged or missing areas of a painting. It may be necessary to carry out retouching if the painting has experienced paint loss, cracking or other forms of damage over time. The goal of retouching is to restore the painting's coherence and aesthetic integrity by applying colours and techniques that match the surrounding areas. A skilled painting restorer will use precise and careful techniques to ensure that the retouching blends naturally into the painting and is not visible to the viewer. The retouching must respect the artwork's original intention and preserve its aesthetic value, while ensuring its long-term preservation.

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