How to Roll a Painting

Sometimes people ask me how to roll a painting to ship or store. This is a great way to remember that the painted side is always on the outside - or the paint will crack.

Don't bother to fiddle with the sound - this is a silent flick.

Watch the unrolling and installation of the massive canvas by Thomas Sully, "The Passage of the Delaware," as this mammoth painting is prepared and hung.

This in Boston's MFAs new "Art of the Americas Wing" - opening this November.

1 comment:

Mary Bullock said...

Wow! What an enormous painting! Just the logistics of painting something that big really boggles the mind. I would love to see it up close. Thanks for posting the video