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Amalita Bruthus

Amalita Bruthus Fine art restorer
French, English
By appointment only
+41 797396450
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A new lease of life

  • • Amalita increases the lifespan of works of art
  • • She loves to discover new materials and the techniques
  • • In 2019, she won the first Métiers d'art & Patrimoine prize

I chose this profession,” explains Amalita Bruthus, “because of my love, my great interest, my curiosity for art and science, especially chemistry. I wanted to understand the materials of which artworks are made, the mixtures, the compositions of a painting. I longed for the opportunity to discover the hidden facets and details of these works.” In the 1980s, alongside her studies at the Faculty of Biology at the University of Lausanne, she regularly attended lessons with Vaud artist Jacques Walther in painting and drawing. Her interest in the arts in general was born from these exchanges and pictorial practice. “The scientific spirit and my growing affection for the artistic field led me to a restoration-conservation workshop. I discovered this doubly fascinating universe in Martigny, and I continue to develop it today in Porrentruy," Amalita adds.

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