Defective framing, lack of funds blamed for poor state of National Gallery paintings

-after artist criticizes neglect of artwork

The deterioration of paintings in the National Gallery has been caused by artists failing to use the correct wood to frame their work, says the Chairman of the Management Committee of Castellani House Albert Rodrigues, in the wake of criticism from a prominent artist about the poor state of the pieces.

Recently, Guyanese artist Bernadette Persaud condemned the poor conditions in which paintings were stored at the gallery. She publicly criticized the gallery at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Independence Art Exhibition held at Castellani House two weeks ago.

Persaud, in an interview with Stabroek News, stated that some of her pieces had suffered from termite damage while being housed at the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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