It’s a tradition.
And for centuries, the tradition of removing ancient paintings has been carried out by families who can’t afford the cost of an expensive painting, and simply don’t have time to paint.
The practice is part of a worldwide tradition of taking ancient art out of its natural context and replacing it with something modern, in a way that is aesthetically pleasing.
But it’s time to reconsider this, according to experts.
“Modern oil painting is one of the most popular and recognizable forms of art, so why would it be the only form that we should do away with?” says Mark Tewes, professor of art history at the University of Auckland.
“We need to look at other styles, like the traditional painting.”
What we have here is a modern art form, a modern-day art form.
What we need to do is reconsider it, says Tewe.
For decades, the practice of painting ancient art has been performed by family members, who cannot afford to purchase the painting, says Diana Mazziari, a painter and curator.
And so, she says, they paint it.
She explains that when the painting is removed from its natural surroundings, it becomes a new kind of painting that is more abstract and beautiful.
But it doesn’t just disappear into thin air.
Tewes says it can be a very personal and emotional experience.
In fact, he says, the paintings can become a sort of symbol, a reminder that this family has been through a difficult time, and they can share that with their loved ones.
We have a duty to share this pain and to make it accessible to those who need it most.
And it’s an incredibly important and powerful message, he explains.
It shows that the ancient art can be shared.
The process of removing the ancient oil painting from its context and transforming it into modern art is called “oil painting disposal”.
The process involves removing the painting from the canvas, which can take up to a few hours, and then moving it to a large container and removing the canvas.
The paint is then covered with a film of paint that is slowly removed and the painting can be displayed, painted, and sold.
But now, there’s an increasing push to get the practice stopped.
There is no national plan to end the practice, but there are several state governments, including Victoria and New South Wales, which have passed laws that require owners of ancient art to make sure that their work is not destroyed or removed.
So what’s stopping this?
Mazziara says that the main obstacle is the fact that it’s not very effective, because it requires a very large amount of money to pay for a full restoration.
And, she adds, there are other problems with the practice.
I think it’s a little bit like when you take a large amount and you just put it on a table.
It doesn’t have a good history and it’s difficult to understand.
As well, people may feel a little uncomfortable with it, and there’s a fear that it could ruin their relationship with their family members.
But Mazzaari says that while there is no need to completely stop the practice altogether, she hopes the issue will be addressed.
“I think we need a new, new approach to art conservation,” she says.
Because there are some great people out there who are working on this.
And I think we can make a difference.
“And, we can use our imagination.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost New Zealand