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I have a question about those paintings from artist Robert Vickery , that were done with acrylics. I have read that he used Liquitex colors, but what i am really interested is does anyone know with what type of varnish did he varnish those acrylic paintings, how those paintings look today? And are conservators able to remove this varnish and to clean the paintings without harming the acrylic beneath?
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We will put some feelers out to our conservation colleagues....but in the meantime realize that his works are still quite "new." Paintings typically do not require cleaning or even varnish removal for several decades after they have been completed (and even longer in other cases). However, if a painting is not well cared for that is an entirely different discussion. Also...would you mind providing us with a couple of examples involving Vikery's acrylic works? From our abbreviated research it seems he was mostly focused on egg tempera. But if you are able to provide examples of his acyrlic works that are in public collections, perhaps we can reach out to the conservators who are the stewards for those museums.
Thanks so much for following up on this Koo. It does seem as if he primarily worked in tempera (at least from our research efforts).
After looking at this website it looks as if the one text mentioned towards the end of the article may be your best resource to date on his acrylic painting technique. I have looked into the public institutions which harbor his works and they are all egg tempera which means that my conservator colleagues will not be able to help answer your question.
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