Final Thoughts

Conservators have the ability to view works of art under binocular magnification. This vantage point discloses a hidden world of brushstrokes and color. From this perspective, artistic abilities are also magnified. The following after-treatment images offer a detailed glimpse into the artist's distinct skill.

Otto van Veen "Apollo and Venus" ca. 1595
Hoyt Sherman Place
Des Moines, Iowa



Basket of Fruit and Flowers

Painting Supplies

Venus's Palette


Hippocrene Spring

 PBS Video

On June 20, 2017, Chicago's Public Broadcasting Station, WTTW, aired an interview that featured Apollo and Venus during treatment. The video can be accessed below.



Mr. Robert Warren, executive director. Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines, Iowa.

Dr. Robert Baldwin, associate professor of art history. Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut.

Ms. Lorna Truck, Hoyt Sherman Place Foundation board, Art and Artifacts Committee chair. Des Moines, Iowa.

Ms. Cori Howard, development and collection management associate. Hoyt Sherman Place, Des Moines, Iowa.

Ms. Mary Bauman. River Forest, Illinois.

Mr. Jeffrey Bauman. Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Peter White, professor in the Department of Classics. The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

Dr. Clifford Ando, professor in the Department of Classics. The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

Ms. Laura Kearney, editor. Carlstadt, New Jersey.

Dr. Zirka Filipczak, retired professor of art history. Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Dr. Nico Van Hout, curator of seventeenth century paintings at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts. Antwerp, Belgium.

The Centrum Rubenianum. Antwerp, Belgium.

Mr. Joe Barabe. Oak Park, Illinois.

Ms. Angela Favia, lead radiologist. Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst, Illinois.

Mr. William Wallin, radiology manager. Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst, Illinois.

Ms. Marina Gula, professor of Italian. Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut.

Ms. Susan Buehler. East Lansing, Michigan.

Ms. Autumn Mather, reader services librarian. Ryerson Library, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Ms. Danielle Euer, historic preservation specialist. Chicago, Illinois.

Ms. Andrea Brookover, executive director. Fairfield Heritage Association, Lancaster, Ohio

Ms. Ahlam Vieira, senior manager/visual architect. Mentor Quest, Round Lake, Illinois.

Ms. Sheryl Johnston. Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. David Williams. Menomonie, Wisconsin.

Ms. Annette Rupprecht, conservator. New York, New York.

Dr. Lara Yeager-Crasselt, curator. The Leiden Collection, New York, New York.

Ms. Ilona van Tuinen, assistant curator. The Morgan Library, New York, New York.

Ms. Janette Larkin, president. DSM Magazine, Des Moines, Iowa.

Mr. Duane Tinkey, photographer. DSM Magazine, Des Moines, Iowa.

Mr. Dug Campbell, art director. DSM Magazine, Des Moines, Iowa.

In the Studio

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Page 8--Attribution/Third Discovery
Page 9--Ut pictura poesis, Page 10--Final Thoughts/PBS Video



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