• Short Summary

    THEO VUILSTEKE DE LAPS, A WORLD RENOWNED AUTHORITY ON THE RESTORATION OF OLD PAINTINGS, IS CURRENTLY AT WORK ON A RUBENS AND A DA VINCI.

  • Description

    THEO VUILSTEKE DE LAPS, A WORLD RENOWNED AUTHORITY ON THE RESTORATION OF OLD PAINTINGS, IS CURRENTLY AT WORK ON A RUBENS AND A DA VINCI. HIS STUDIO IS IN BRUSSELS - A TREASURE HOUSE OF PRICELESS WORKS.

    AMONG THE PAINTINGS HE IS RESTORING IS "BERSEE AND ANDROMEDA" (1638) BY RUEBENS; "ST. THOMAS MEETING CHRIST" (15TH CENTURY) BY DURER; AND " CHRIST AT THE TOMB" BY LEONARDO DA VINCI. HE ALSO SHOWED OUR CAMERAMAN SOME OF HIS OWN PAINTINGS, COMMEMORATING THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO.

    VUILSTEKE WHO IS 70, WORKS WITH SIMILAR MATERIALS USED BY THE MASTERS CENTURIES AGO - RESTORING WITH GLUE, PAPER, SANDPAPER, SCISSORS, PATIENCE AND LOVE.

    DURING THE FAMOUS TRIAL OF THE FALSE "VERMEERS," HE WAS CALLED TO GIVE EXPERT EVIDENCE, AND TWO YEARS AGO, HE SHOWED NEWSMEN HOW HE WORKED, RESTORING A BADLY DAMAGED AND TORN RUBENS DEPICTING THE "HOLY FAMILY." IT TOOK SIX WEEKS AND HE WAS WATCHED AND PHOTOGRAPHED ALMOST CONTINUALLY FOR THAT TIME."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA34CUQ69WWPJ791TN6FO6B6EPA
    Media URN:
    VLVA34CUQ69WWPJ791TN6FO6B6EPA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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