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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:
That's why my first guess was that it was overcleaned.
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.
Rossamünd looked to the overcleaned floorboards and waited.
She often finds paintings that have been overcleaned and stripped of details the artists intended to be part of a painting.
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.