Although I’m not a conservator or connoisseur, I knew from my art history background that craquelure is the pattern of fine cracks that occur in old paintings. What I didn’t know, however, is that there are different types of crack patterns. Craquelure can be further classified into French craquelure, Dutch craquelure, Flemish craquelure, and Italian craquelure. Check out this interesting study.

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This blog focuses on making Western art history accessible and interesting to all types of audiences: art historians, students, and anyone else who is curious about art. Alberti’s Window is maintained by Monica Bowen, an art historian and professor.