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Making Oudry's Lion Whole Again
When I stand back and look at the completed restoration of a painting that I worked on, I feel a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. Our work as conservators should be invisible and appear effortless, so in the end it's hard to believe that...
May 24, 2007
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Connecting to Ourselves Through Animals
I am continually amazed at the diversity of perspectives that people bring to the Los Angeles Zoo, where I work. On some occasions I overhear parents and teachers patiently explaining basics of evolution and natural selection to children, and on others...
May 17, 2007
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A Mere Animal Painter? Assessing Jean-Baptiste Oudry
Jean-Baptiste Oudry was an intimate of royals, a star in the Paris art world, and famed throughout early 18th-century Europe as the greatest painter of animals and the hunt. On May 6, Colin Bailey, chief curator of The Frick Collection and author of th...
May 14, 2007
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Between Chalk and Paint: Oudry's Leopard and Leopardess
Oudry made so many different kinds of drawings that it is often hard to tell what relationship they have to his paintings. Did he make a particular drawing to prepare a painting, or did he make it after the painting was completed so that he would have ...
May 10, 2007
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Rhino Orthotics: Scenes from the Conservation Studios
On Friday the 13th of April, I finished the workday with cheeks sore from smiling so much. We had just uncrated one of the star loans to the Getty Center exhibition Oudry's Painted Menagerie. As layers of foam pads were cautiously removed from the inte...
May 1, 2007
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A Regal Palette: Designing the Gallery Space for Oudry's Painted Menagerie
When designing the exhibition space for Oudry's Painted Menagerie, curators gave us very specific ideas about what they wanted to achieve. Namely, to replicate the interior of the galleries of the Staatliches Museum in Schwerin, Germany...
May 1, 2007
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Art and Science in Oudry's Animal Portraits
I keep going back to animals. They're a subject with great potential. Our interactions with them include fear, awe, respect, reverence, food (which can go both ways), transportation, companionship, pest, guide, and subject. Often, I'm just thrilled by ...
May 1, 2007

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