Pastel is the most permanent of all media, for it never
cracks, darkens or yellows when framed properly and protected by glass.
Pastel paintings are held in the same regard as oil or
watercolor as a major fine art medium.
Pastels dating back to the 16th century exist today, as fresh
and vibrant as the day they were first introduced. Noted artists include Mengs, Nattier, Copley, Delacroix, Millet,
Manet, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, Redon, Vuillard, Bonnard, Glackens, Whistler and Hassam.
Pastel is powdered pigment, rolled into round or square sticks
and contained by methyicellulose, a non-greasy binder.
Care of your pastel
As with any fine work of art or fine furniture, please do not
place a pastel painting in direct sunlight. The sun's heat could create humidity under the glass, which could cause
moisture to develop.
Whenever transporting or not in a hanging position, please do
not put a pastel painting face down. The painting should always be face up when in a horizontal