Preliminary investigation- August 2016
In the next weeks, the Conservation Department of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection begins the cleaning and conservation of Pablo Picasso's masterpiece, The Studio
The first stages of research and the preliminary investigation were carried out with the help of the technicians of the mobile laboratory, MOLAB of the CNR-ISTM of Perugia, that non-invasively examined the painting in situ
. Among the goals of analysis was to acquire an understanding the composition of the painting that lies underneath the one visible today, Picasso’s first idea for the image. The various responses of the pigments to radiography highlighted in detail the painting underneath, providing an image of the precise distribution of the areas Picasso overpainted. [gallery
The week of analytical study and cleaning tests carried out by Luciano Pensabene Buemi, Conservator of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, in collaboration with Carol Stringari, Deputy Director and Chief Conservator of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and Veronique Stedman, Chief Conservator of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, were vital in defining the conservation program. [img
The study and conservation of Picasso's masterpiece are made possible by the generous support of the BSI bank, Institutional Patron of the Collection. Besides supporting prestigious institutions like the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and its projects, a passion for art is at the core of the BSI’s ethos. Since 2000, BSI has built its own contemporary art collection, which is among the 100 most important corporate art collections in the world.