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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overclean.


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  • The restorers themselves acknowledged the difficult issues posed by this formerly overcleaned painting, in the conservation information posted on the Philadelphia Museum's "Gross Clinic" website:

    Lee Rosenbaum: The Gross Clinic's Startling Restoration: Before-and-After Photos of Eakins' Masterpiece

  • That's why my first guess was that it was overcleaned.

    Daybreak Blues

  • Like Mr. Honour, who is one of the most gifted writers on art active these days, I too have looked many times at the Ilaria, often in the company of marble sculptors, both before and after the treatment, and I see what he fails to see: an overcleaned and overpolished fifteenth-century statue, one that did not need any treatment in the first place.

    The Abrupt Ending of an Unhealthy Relationship

  • Rossamünd looked to the overcleaned floorboards and waited.

    Excerpt: Foundling by D Cornish

  • She often finds paintings that have been overcleaned and stripped of details the artists intended to be part of a painting.

    Stories: Local News

  • The thrill of this book lies, however, in illustrations that are of a size and quality that allow us to discern something of the condition of Caravaggio's paintings - overcleaned, undercleaned, ironed flat in the heat of relining, worn thin, distressed and cracked, and yet, in spite of this, quite wonderful.

    Evening Standard - Home


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