Michele Belair’s Art Restorations

In the town of Ales, we met with the art historian who was restoring paintings that have been in Rémi’s family for generations. Michele 1

It was fascinating to see the progression of Michele Belair’s artistry with these 17th to 19th century works of art.Michele 2

While there, he also showed us other restorations including one that he almost refused as he felt it was not an important piece, only to discover a very valuable painting underneath. Michele digitally walked us through the before, middle and almost finished process.

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According to the professionals at the Louvre, Michele Belair is considered one of the best restorative artists in Europe. What a treat to meet this charming and talented gentleman who was most generous in educating us about the subtleties of art restoration.

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