studio isabelle chavanon


Fine art conservation and restoration in the Loire Valley

International Heritage Show 5/8 Novembre 2015


Article n°19

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
 
Rédigé par Isabelle Chavanon le Mercredi 11 Novembre 2015 à 19:43

Isabelle Chavanon will be at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris from the 3rd to the 6th of November 2011


Salon International du Patrimoine Culturel
Salon International du Patrimoine Culturel
The International Fair for Cultural Heritage is the event for everyone with a passion for heritage, bringing together all the players, trade professionals and the public.

Isabelle Chavanon will be presenting her work for the second year running in the Pays de la Loire Fine Craft (Métiers d'Art) section,Salle Gabriel Stand B18/C17

This 17th edition of the fair will be celebrating urban heritage.
Rédigé par Isabelle Chavanon le Jeudi 13 Octobre 2011 à 16:37

Isabelle Chavanon will be at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris from the 4th to the 7th of November 2010


Save the date to visit Isabelle Chavanon in Paris at the Salon International du Patrimoine Culturel
This is the event for everyone with a passion for heritage, bringing together all the players, trade professionals and the public. Isabelle Chavanon will be exhibiting her work in the Pays de la Loire Fine Craft (Métiers d'Art) section,Galerie Gabriel 1 stand B18. This 16th edition of the fair will be celebrating Mediterranean art heritage.
Rédigé par Isabelle Chavanon le Mardi 12 Octobre 2010 à 11:22

Come and meet Isabelle and see her demonstrate restoration techniques at the 31st edition of the Salon


Notre Dame de Poitiers Church
Notre Dame de Poitiers Church
The Salon des Antiquaires is at Parc des expositions de Poitiers , rue Salvador Allende from the 1st to the 4th of October 2010.
Visiting hours : Friday 1st of October 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Monday the 4th of October from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.
Rédigé par Isabelle Chavanon le Vendredi 17 Septembre 2010 à 12:02

22 years experience in restoration and conservation in France


Isabelle Chavanon treating a painting
Isabelle Chavanon treating a painting
Studio Isabelle Chavanon specializes in research and reconstitution of missing elements in paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries on any type of support.

We can oversee your restoration projects from start to finish and will recommend specialist artisans for other restoration and conservation techniques including : gilding and restoring frames, paper restoration and conservation, sculpture restoration, scientific analysis…

You can contact Isabelle Chavanon at:
22 Quai Mayaud 49400 SAUMUR
Tel: 06 81 99 18 68
contact@isabellechavanon.com
Rédigé par Isabelle Chavanon le Jeudi 3 Juin 2010 à 17:21

Isabelle Chavanon specializes in research and reconstitution of missing pieces of paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries on any type of material


Landscape painted by Magnasco after restoration
Landscape painted by Magnasco after restoration
Sometime a painting will have areas which have either been very damaged or badly restored and part of the picture will have been lost. It is necessary to undertake extensive documentary research about the painter, the historical context and iconography in order to identify the parts that have disappeared.

The challenge is then to immerse oneself in the artists style and painting techniques in order to reconstitute the missing paintwork.

I have recently undertaken research and replaced missing parts of paintings attributed to French artist Antoine Coypel l and another by Italian artist Magnasco.

Rédigé par Isabelle Chavanon le Jeudi 3 Juin 2010 à 16:54

Isabelle gained significant experience in Paris working on great masters


Isabelle Chavanon’s biography
Isabelle Chavanon studied fine art restoration at a specialist school in Paris and at the Ecole du Louvre . She began working in 1988, gaining experience with a number of Parisian studios including the Atelier Rostain, one of the most prestigious, historic restoration studios. She has restored works of great masters, particularly 17th century Dutch and Italian artworks. She founded her personal studio in 1997. Since 1999 she has been based in Saumur in the Loire Valley where she works for private collections and historical monuments.
Rédigé par Isabelle Chavanon le Jeudi 3 Juin 2010 à 16:15

We restore, repair, strengthen, clean and protect paintings on any support : canvas, wood, metal, paper…


Cleaning in progress
Cleaning in progress
Techniques we use to restore supports include :  lining (wax-resin, paste or synthetic), patching and application of tension strips and strengthening and reajusting a slit canvas (invisible repairs)

We restore paint surfaces by cleaning, removing stains, thinning down varnish, refilling (smooth or relief), fixing the paint layer to consolidate flaking, cracks…, retouching missing areas (invisible retouching or re-introductions) and applying a protective varnish (with a satin or mat finish).

Visit our photo gallery to see illustrations of some of these techniques and the finished results.
Rédigé par Isabelle Chavanon le Mardi 1 Juin 2010 à 17:12

Paintings by some famous artists that have been restored by Isabelle Chavanon


Painting of a battle by Van der Meulen
Painting of a battle by Van der Meulen
17th century : Van der meulen
18th century :  Van Loo (Charles Henri known as" Carle"- François Desportes - François Boucher (school of)
19th century :  Caminade (Alexandre François), Bazille (Frederic Jean)
19th-20th century :  Henri Matisse, Georges Braque
20th century : Olivier Debré, Le Corbusier

You are welcome to visit us. Please call to make an appointment


Contact
71 rue Morains-Dampierre-sur-Loire 49 400 Saumur
Tél 00 33 (0) 2 41 50 34 10
Mobile 00 33 (0) 6 81 49 18 68
Email : contact@isabellechavanon.com
Rédigé par Isabelle Chavanon le Vendredi 16 Avril 2010 à 08:49
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