Faked, Forgotten, Found: The Restoration of Isabella de Medici

The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh is exhibiting a very interesting show which opens June 28th.  There are only 5 pieces in the entire show but each one has a fabulous story. Let's be honest, the story is the thing that makes art prices escalate. The Mona Lisa wouldn't be the most famous painting in the world if it hadn't been stolen and vandalized at different points in history. Here is what the museum has to say about its new exhibit: 

"Faked, Forgotten, Found showcases conservators’ forensic analysis of five Renaissance paintings in the museum’s collection that have undergone significant scientific analysis and conservation. The discoveries about each work are presented through extensive multimedia documentation, highlighting a fascinating but little-seen aspect of museum practice. Learn how curators and conservators discovered a portrait of Isabella de' Medici attributed to Alessandro Allori beneath the surface of a work repainted in the 19th century, or how to tell the museum’s genuine painting by Francesco Francia of the Virgin and Child apart from later imitations and copies. The exhibition offers a behind-the-scenes perspective on the intersection of art and science taking place in the museum every day. "