Tips on hanging the paintings
Compare with other paintings, oil painting has its limits on display, for it is easy to reflect lights and gather dust due to the ups and downs of thick coating for texture emphasis. For better visual effect as well as to protect the picture, there shall be a certain angle forward and downward. It is not good when the picture faces light, so it shall adopt light from side-upward.
With a long history of hundreds of years, the oil painting has merged into the spiritual life of the Chinese. In regard of subject, taste and expression, they have been deeply localized. The early Chinese oil paintings during Ming and Qing dynasties were typically influenced by the European paintings. The picture named JURUI was the earliest work we can see today painted by Lang Shining, a main painter from the Europe to propagate oil painting in China during the Ming and Qing dynasties and also a representative of early oil paintings of Qing palace in China.
Recovery of Oil Painting
1.Preparation for a new canvas
Choose high-grade canvas that is even and smooth. Stretch the canvas on a frame that is 10-20 centimeter greater than the previous canvas in each side. When stretching the canvas, lines shall be kept of same distance to avoid uneven strength. Spray water on the canvas. When the canvas is dry, rub it with hands for 3-4 times to avoid incoordination between the previous canvas and the new one and strengthen the adhesion.
2.Preparation for the old painting
Remove and clean of inner and outer frames: Don’t remove the inner and outer frames forcibly. Attention shall be paid to avoid from damaging the painting and groundings. Clean the dust with suction cleaner softly and carefully, or use fine brush
Stretch the canvas: stick the painting on the frame with craft paper. To avoid the painting from peeling off, cover the painting with cotton yarn paper, and then stick craft paper around the cotton yarn paper. The mounted previous canvas is tightened and stretched by the surrounding forces during the process of drying in the shade.