The Conservation of "Iron Workers" by Reginald Marsh Narrated
The Conservation of Iron Workers by Reginald Marsh Narrated

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Julian Baumgartner of Baumgartner Fine Art Restoration in Chicago guides the viewer through the process of conserving this piece of Social Realism by Reginald Marsh. Techniques and materials are introduced and explained to aide those without experience in conservation in understanding the delicate and precise work that's required to conserve a painting. All of the materials and techniques are archival, reversible and in accordance with the AIC's Code of Ethics This video is meant to be enjoyed as entertainment and is not instructional.


Luna Red : I love how as a conservator you always have to think ahead when you do something. Like, "I'm doing this so in the future it'll be easier for another conservator."

David Sullivan : I think it’s so profound how intentionally impermanent the work of a conservator is. They actively make sure their life’s work can be undone by somebody else. Talk about a lack of ego

lucksy bb : This is so deeply relaxing to watch. Thank you

Devon Kryptonite : This video is unintentional ASMR.

Hexa Gonal : This is like Bob Ross but for CONSERVING amazing art.

Jolette Nieto : Quit making these videos so short , they are EXTREMELY interesting and we want to see MORE ALL OF IT if possible

Anaïs~JK : You have no idea how much I love watching you bring these paintings back to life. Your process and philosophy is absolutely enthralling.

gorutomoca moca : At 9:36 is my favorite part of all the process. That sweet, short, "I am proud of my work" smile is the best. :-) ♥

Waynimations : I hope this channel explodes because you do beautiful work

John Logan : $40...incredible. Wonder what it's worth now?

Sandra Elena : if you ever did a live stream i would watch it start to finish

DaichiXEdward : Ya'll are a couple of dirty swabs lol

Overdose 777 : You are amazing! I love your channel, I love your Instagram page, I adore your work and the way you treat every painting❤️ I can feel the soul that you put into every work of art that you restore and that’s really something special❤️ Thank you for letting us see a part of this.

CatsForTheCatGod : I could watch these for hours

a random girl : Having a bit of a weird day, the fact that I wound up at fine art restoration is odd, but strangely calming? As in it is so satisfying to watch him work, but really not usually my cup of tea? Nobody will read this comment anyway, hi.

Tony : I always thought painting should be left as they are but after watching your videos I realized it's only after you restore them, they are as they were/are. The Mona Lisa needs one hell of a cleaning.

Aidan Sage : am i the only one who thinks his voice is shockingly similar to steve carrells

Kara3516 : My favorite parts: cleaning the grime, and apply the varnish And also I like to see people cleaning dirt dust from buildings,car, etc with powerful water jet or something Does anybody have same this weird liking as mine? 🤚🏻

Saba Tarannum : I was waiting for the narrated version!! Thank you!!

Meringue : These videos are so poignant. Visualising how time takes its toll on things and seeing the love and care that you pour into the restorations of these works is powerful. I love being taken through the process and the before and afters are incredibley striking

Dembai : Is there any way you could do a long video showing just the cleaning, with express 'do not do this at home, I'm not telling you the chemicals for a reason, if you have a work of art you think is dirty contact your local restorer'? ...because I really would love to watch the whole process, even without any talking. Because even though this clearly takes a huge amount of time, the time would soothe my soul. I love your videos, and I understand there will always be a concern that someone is going to ruin a painting. But showing the process (even though you never show how the solvents are made) would be awesome. Make it into ten or twenty minute clips and monitize them all. You'll make money hand over fist. I will bring in all the weirdos who like to watch things being cleaned. Please for the love of beautiful paintings! Full length conservation videos!

Alberto Barrientos : amazing as always, keep uploading please.

Klaudia Maria Lewicka : I adore your videos! You are an artist, just like those people who painted these artworks you conserve. It's a pleasure to watch you working. Please keep up with this amazing content. Kind regards!

Andrea P : Because of your work, I am looking into and have become fascinated with the idea of becoming an art restorer/conservator and/or museum technician . So thank you for that! I have often thought about emailing you to ask you this, but you are Probably pretty busy so I will just ask here. What degrees do you have/wish you had that are important for your career? What is the official title for your career? What did you major in? I’m looking into college stuff and I haven’t been able to find information about a (for lack of a better word) “modern” art restoration/conservator. Thank you for what you do!

Trent M. : Like asmr

Dan B : Would you take an appentice?

That Hoser Canadian : Keep in mind I know nothing about art, however I do know a bit about guns so this is how I imagined this went down (Government Funded Party) Art Collector and Preserver: Mmm, yes. I recently acquired this fantastic piece by Reginald Marsh DOD Employee: Oh really? I love his work. Art Collector: Yes, however I need to figure out a good way to preserve it... DOD Employee: Hey! I have a great idea! We soak our beautiful guns like the M1 Garand in Lin Seed Oil! Use that on your painting! Art Collector: Great Scotts! That sounds like a brilliant idea. And now after writing this I realized this joke is completely stupid but I've spend too much time writing this, so enjoy my cancer.

Tiffanyae 123 : 4:51 I better you are amazing at getting the bubbles out of plastic screen protectors. Also this is amazing work!!

Wild Heart. : Wow, I did not mean to sit here and watch this entire video but you just captivated me.

Psy Chic : You should consider livestreaming a restoration! I'd love to watch

Giant's Tomb Bronze : With the cost of mistakes being so high it must be difficult to reach this level of skill. Props on another great restoration!

Lydss : him: its the same weave me: *starts dying of laughter* this is 2019 everybody btw love this vid you are soooo talented

Aliya Russell : do you think in your professional opinion, the mona lisa should be restored?

MrLol07 : Love the voice over, never change this format, works like magic

keren Arellano : i want this done to my life..... I love your videos they are so interesting and relaxing to watch!!

chru cas : Wonderful, amazing, ingeniuos well done showing fine craftsmanship.

Bicky's Restorations : When you put the backer on what you are making is basically a Torsion box. Great work I love these videos.

Mat C : cute guy, relaxing voice, extremly talented...amazing videos! keep 'em coming!

Avoiceintheshadow : "Keep in mind, this is not meant to be instructive," he says. He's instructing the hell out of us mortals

Duo 20 : I just found your channel and im an instafan. Love your content. Is there any chance have a workshop tour video? Or a video showing your tools?

Cinnamon : What I like about the internet is that everything can be documented for a possibly infinite amount of time. If someone was going to restore a piece of art in decades if not centuries from now, they could look up either the original artist or the restorer before them to find out how things were intended to look like and watch every process they went through if documented. Information can get lost over time, especially with old paintings, so this could be a great way to save progress.

Kristen Noelle : This is the most fascinating and wonderful're an artist in your own right!

Anthony I : I hope you know how calming your videos are to watch. It’s amazing what can be done to conserve a painting for the next 100 + years. Thanks for sharing your art.

priskateijo : Such precise, meticulous, organized, thorough work... Thanks for sharing.

Blabber Goose : Dang it! This is to interesting, I'm supposed to be doing homework.😭

IAmMartyPantz ! : He can explain the same thing every video and I'm still like; Tell me Sir, why do you work in confined areas?

Crystal Cao : I noticed that the frame at the beginning also had your logo on it! Was this a repeat customer or do you put a new frame on at the beginning?

Jokerjake72 : You're amazing. Whenever I watch your narrated videos I just imagine myself as the artist looking at his/her work being restored to its original glory. Purely amazing.

Fe Wolf : Thank you for taking care of Art history. The beauty, time, stories attached to each painting/canvas is heart breaking to loose. The preservers of time are under appreciated. You are amazing.