The Chemistry Of Art: Scientists Explore Aged Paint In Microscopic Detail To Inform Preservation Efforts (ScienceBlog)

ScienceBlog: The Chemistry Of Art: Scientists Explore Aged Paint In Microscopic Detail To Inform Preservation Efforts. “Watching paint dry may seem like a boring hobby, but understanding what happens after the paint dries can be key in preserving precious works of art. The formation of metal soaps in artwork composed with oil paints can cause ‘art acne’ – including pimpling and more severe deterioration – which poses a pressing challenge for art conservation around the globe.”