Legacy. What is a Legacy?

Title: Legacy. What is a legacy?


As you probably know if you’ve read my previous blog posts, Charles Willson Peale was an American artist during and after the American Revolution. He is also an example of an artist who witnessed fading within his own paintings. In 1790, Peale revisited one of his paintings he’d made 15 years earlier. He noticed his reds had faded to cold black shadows and wrote in his journal “Had I used vermillion or light red, how much better these paintings would have been.” Three years later he advertised his paintings would no longer lose their brilliance.

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Applying Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering to the Conservation of Art Works

Hello, everyone! My name is Marisa Choffel, and I am a rising senior here at W&M. I’m majoring in Chemistry and minoring in Computer Science. I’ve been working in Dr. Kristin Wustholz’s lab for the last two semesters, and I look forward to working in the lab this summer.

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