Chemistry Drives Rothko Restoration at Harvard

February 22nd, 2014

Mark Rothko, via Kate Rothko Getty ImagesThe Economist reports on an ongoing restoration effort towards several Mark Rothko paintings previously on view at Harvard’s Holyoke Center.  The paintings, badly damaged by sunlight, have undergone rigorous chemical analysis, using various samples to determine the reaction times and fading of color that would have brought the works to their current state.

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