There are many unique and beautiful pieces of art in the world. They span from the time of ancient man to the present day. These pieces come in various shapes, forms and media. Some of these are paintings, others are sculptures. There are works of art made of glass, ceramic...

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Since the days of the Roman Empire, stained glass windows have been an architectural embellishment to many buildings. They spread throughout Europe and America in the following centuries. These windows grace both religious structures and homes. They have been a source of beauty and art in well established areas as...

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Many famous paintings exist in the world today. They were created by artists in the centuries past and have survived to be viewed in the modern world. Many of them were hung in homes or public galleries. They did not always reside in the hallowed halls of museums. Due to...

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Any art object can be damaged by the environment, accident or time. The world is a poorer place when any piece of art is lost through damage. The art world has taken steps over the centuries to repair damages to works of art. In the modern world, technology has come to the aid of these tireless guardians of the world's culture. Chemistry is an important factor for those who work to restore art. They must know the underlying material of many art pieces to create a correct formula for repairing damage. Physics is also used in art restoration. Spectral-analysis brings forth a picture that cannot be seen with the human eyes alone. These scientific specialties help keep art masterpieces from being lost forever.