Five Thiebaud paintings will be preserved through the Crocker Art Museum conservation project.
Art for The Ages CROCKER TO PRESERVE THIEBAUD PAINITNGS FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
JL By Jessica Laskey Life on the Grid
THE GRID MAY n 18
rocker Art Museum is conducting a conservation project of five iconic paintings by one of America’s most beloved artists, Sacramento native Wayne Thiebaud. The oil-on-canvas paintings contained in the Crocker’s permanent collection are being glazed and reframed, thanks to a $15,000 contribution from Bank of America.
Known for his bright palette, consumerist imagery and graphic presentation of food, common household objects and landscapes, Thiebaud paints using a thickly layered process called impasto, which requires careful preservation for the paintings to both age and travel well. Two of the paintings are scheduled to travel to Museum Voorlinden in the Netherlands later this year.
Each of the paintings will be placed behind Optium Museum Acrylic, which is nearly invisible and protects the paintings from dirt, excessive exposure to light and touching. “If we take preventive steps now, we can protect these treasures so that future generations will be able to enjoy and appreciate them just as we do today,” says the Crocker’s