Issues in the Conservation of Paintings

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Issues in the Conservation of Paintings

This volume on paintings conservation includes more than seventy texts ranging from the fifteenth century to the present day. Some are classic and highly influential writings; others, although little known when first published, in retrospect reflect important themes and issues in the history of the field. Many appear here in English for the first time, including translations of D. Vicente Polero y Toledo's 1855 essay Arte de la Restauración (The Art of Restoration), and Victor Bauer-Bolton's treatise from 1914, Sollen fehlende Stellen bei Gemälden ergänzt werden? (Should Missing Areas of Paintings Be Made Good?). The book is divided into six sections: An Historical Miscellany, History of the Profession, Study of Artists' Materials and Techniques, Structural Interventions, Philosophical and Practical Approaches to Cleaning and Restoration, and Cleaning Controversies. This is the second volume to appear in the Getty Conservation Institute's Readings in Conservation series, which publishes texts considered fundamental to an understanding of the history, philosophies, and methodologies of conservation.

Conservation of Easel Paintings

Kirby, J., Saunders, D. and Cupitt, J. (1997). Colourants and colour change. In Early Italian Painting Techniques and Analysis: Symposium, Maastricht, 9–10 October 1996 (T. Bakkenis, R. Hoppenbrouwers and H. Dubois, eds), pp.

Conservation of Easel Paintings

Conservation of Easel Paintings is the first comprehensive text on the history, philosophy, and methods of treatment of easel paintings that combines both theory with practice. With contributions from an international group of experts and interviews with important artists, this volume provides an all-encompassing guide to necessary background knowledge in technical art history, artists' materials, scientific methods of examination and documentation, with sections that present varying approaches and methods for treatment, including consolidation, lining, cleaning, retouching, and varnishing. The book concludes with a section featuring issues of preventive conservation, storage, shipping, exhibition, lighting, safety issues, and public outreach. Conservation of Easel Paintings is a crucial resource in the training of conservation students and will provide generations of practicing paintings conservators and interested art historians, curators, directors, collectors, dealers, artists, and students of art and art history with invaluable information and guidance.

Colour in Art Design Nature

There is yet a further major issue related to colour change which has grossly affected art historical judgement: that of fugitive pigments. A notorious example of colour disappearing completely and causing an embarrassing ...

Colour in Art  Design   Nature

This book is ambitiously inter-disciplinary and may be divided into four main sections, defined in terms of the authors themselves. Firstly, there are two contributions by biologists. Secondly, the largest section is by practising artists. Thirdly, there are two engineering-based contributions. Finally, two contributions address some of the historical proponents of colour theory and art. These eleven works, in full colour, form a striking contribution to the commonwealth of colour studies and to a possible unification of Snow's two cultures.Colour and inter-disciplinarity go hand in hand. This so often involves the authors leaving the comfort zone of their original speciality and striving for excellence in another. The personal story of Franziska Schenk is but one good example.It seems that our perceptions of aesthetics and beauty must be very flexible indeed as to find absolute opposites equally fascinating. If so, it goes to show how wonderful are the construction and operation of the human brain. Does psychology win in the end? Does colour lead to a single culture?

Bridget Riley The Stripe Paintings 1961 2014

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Bridget Riley  The Stripe Paintings 1961 2014

Published on the occasion of Bridget Riley’s major exhibition at David Zwirner in London in the summer of 2014, this fully illustrated catalogue offers intimate explorations of paintings and works on paper produced by the legendary British artist over the past fifty years, focusing specifically on her recurrent use of the stripe motif. Riley has devoted her practice to actively engaging viewers through elementary shapes such as lines, circles, curves, and squares, creating visual experiences that at times trigger optical sensations of vibration and movement. The London show, her most extensive presentation in the city since her 2003 retrospective at Tate Britain, explored the stunning visual variety she has managed to achieve working exclusively with stripes, manipulating the surfaces of her vibrant canvases through subtle changes in hue, weight, rhythm, and density. As noted by Paul Moorhouse, “Throughout her development, Riley has drawn confirmation from Euge`ne Delacroix’s observation that ‘the first merit of a painting is to be a feast for the eyes.’ [Her] most recent stripe paintings are a striking reaffirmation of that principle, exciting and entrancing the eye in equal measure.” Created in close collaboration with the artist, the publication’s beautifully produced color plates offer a selection of the iconic works from the exhibition. These include the artist’s first stripe works in color from the 1960s, a series of vertical compositions from the 1980s that demonstrate her so-called “Egyptian” palette—a “narrow chromatic range that recalled natural phenomena”—and an array of her modestly scaled studies, executed with gouache on graph paper and rarely before seen. A range of texts about Riley’s original and enduring practice grounds and contextualizes the images, including new scholarship by art historian Richard Shiff, texts on both the artist’s wall paintings and newest body of work by Paul Moorhouse, 20th Century Curator at the National Portrait Gallery in London, and a 1978 interview with Robert Kudielka, her longtime confidant and foremost critic. Additionally, the book features little-seen archival imagery of Riley at work over the years; documentation of her recent commissions for St. Mary’s Hospital in West London, taken especially for this publication; and installation views of the exhibition itself, installed throughout the three floors of the gallery’s eighteenth-century Georgian townhouse located in the heart of Mayfair.

Museum Lighting

The Care and Handling of Art Objects: Practices in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shlaer ... In Colour Change in Paintings, edited by Rhiannon Clarricoates, Helen Dowding, and Alexandra Gent, 1–14.

Museum Lighting

Author David Saunders, former keeper of conservation and scientific research at the British Museum, explores how to balance the conflicting goals of visibility and preservation under a variety of conditions. Beginning with the science of how light, color, and vision function and interact, he proceeds to offer detailed studies of the impact of light on a wide range of objects, including paintings, manuscripts, textiles, bone, leather, and plastics. With analyses of the effects of light on visibility and deterioration, Museum Lighting provides practical information to assist curators, conservators, and other museum professionals in making critical decisions about the display and preservation of objects in their collections.

Kermes 94 95

12 – Photograph of the painting published in the book Nicolas Poussin by Otto Grautoff, 1914. ... 8) COLOUR AND TONAL CHANGES IN POUSSIN'S PAINTINGS The change of Colours and tones in paintings over time is a phenomenon which has been ...

Kermes 94 95

Numero doppio, 160 pagine, cm21x29,7, brossura, illustrato a colori, anno 2015 Questo numero speciale di Kermes, nell’ambito delle celebrazioni per il 350° anniversario della morte di Nicolas Poussin (1594-1665), esce in concomitanza con la mostra ‘Poussin et Dieu’ che il Musée du Louvre presenta nella primavera del 2015. Omaggio al ‘pittore-filosofo’, il volume si pone quale strumento scientifico di riferimento che riporta lo stato dell’arte a livello internazionale negli studi tecnici poussiniani e accompagna la mostra come adeguato complemento al catalogo per la comprensione scientifica delle tematiche. La pubblicazione è stata l’occasione per attivare un dibattito internazionale – quasi un convegno ideale con sede in Kermes – a cui hanno aderito con entusiasmo oltre venti autori, proponendo significativi ed estesi studi in una dimostrazione esemplare d’interazione fra ricerche storico artistiche e tecnico-scientifiche. … It is with great enthusiasm that Kermes supported this initiative hosting the studies, as though these were part of a conference, ‘ideal’ in that it never took place physically, but very much real in terms of the international plurality of its contributions, presented here thanks to lively exchange of information across frontiers … This publication is the fruit of a perfect and exemplary collaboration between curators, conservators and scientists brought together from all countries… The publication here before us provides a number of answers – let us be brave and use the word ‘definitive’ – to questions which have long been an issue of debate … Comme l’affirme ici même Sheila McTighe, toute vision plus large de la pratique de Poussin doit dorénavant prendre en compte et intégrer ces nouvelles données techniques. (Pierre Rosenberg de l’Académie française, Président-directeur honoraire du Musée du Louvre) This volume of the journal Kermes devoted to the meticulous technical analysis of several works by Nicolas Poussin, reveals the wealth of knowledge acquired through the implementation of new methods of physico-chemical analysis taken together with the detailed investigation of the handling and materials deployed during the process of creating the work of art. A number of different means have been employed in order to investigate in the greatest detail the nature of a particular pigment, its impurities, the effects of the addition of a medium as well as the effects created by mixtures … (Philippe Walter, Directeur du Laboratoire d’archéologie moléculaire et structurale, CNRS-UMR 8820, Université Pierre et Marie Curie) indice/Index: speciale – NICOLAS POUSSIN. TECHNIQUE, PRACTICE, CONSERVATION a cura di Helen Glanville, Claudio Seccaroni Helen Glanville, Claudio Seccaroni Nota introduttiva dei curatori / Editors’ Introductory Note Pierre Rosenberg Du progrès en histoire de l’art / On Developments in the History of Art Philippe Walter Combiner les regards sur les œuvres de Nicolas Poussin / A Combined Vision of the Works of Nicolas Poussin Sheila McTighe Poussin’s Practice: A New Plea for Poussin as a Painter Helen Glanville Nicolas Poussin: Creation and Perception Paolo Bensi Supporti e preparazioni: aspetti delle scelte esecutive di Poussin a confronto con le tecniche pittoriche dell’ambiente romano (1620-70) Chiara Merucci, Claudio Seccaroni Qualche osservazione sui Baccanali di putti della Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica in Palazzo Barberini Marcia Steele Transmitted Light Infrared Imaging of Two Paintings by Poussin at the Cleveland Museum of Art David Piurek The Cleveland Museum of Art Painting Conservation. Transmitted IR Photography Setup Sophia Plender, Aviva Burnstock Technical Examination and Conservation of The Triumph of David by Nicolas Poussin Laurie Benson, Carl Villis The Crossing of the Red Sea in the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne John Twilley, Nicole Myers, Mary Schafer Poussin’s Materials and Techniques for The Triumph of Bacchus at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Jean Cadogan, Stephen Kornhauser, Patricia Sherwin Garland The Crucifixion by Nicolas Poussin in the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut Rikke Foulke The Holy Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist and Saint Elizabeth Laurence de Viguerie, Philippe Walter, Helen Glanville Some Preliminary Remarks on Nicolas Poussin’s Painting Technique in L’Orage: Complementary X-ray Fluorescence and X-ray Diffraction Study Carol Woods Sawyer Discoveries Concerning Poussin’s Technique Made during the Examination and Treatment of Achilles among the Daughters of Lycomedes Characteristics of the Canvases Used by Nicolas Poussin Bibliographic References Abstracts CULTURA PER I BENI CULTURALI CSRP-The Central Scientific Restoration Project Workshop – Moscow: I metodi di restauro dei monumenti architettonici di legno in russia ARI: Il tesoro sottratto di Roma SUPSI: Studio comparativo di metodi diagnostici per la valutazione dei distacchi degli intonaci e del loro trattamento AICRAB: “Digital Humanities” alla Biblioteca Capitolare di Vercelli OPD: Avanzamenti circa il restauro dell’ Adorazione dei Magi di Leonardo da Vinci MNEMOSYNE: Riprendere le proposte di Giovani Urbani per la cura dei contesti ambientali e condizione per la duratura conservazione anche delle singole opere d’arte CCR La Venaria Reale: Campagna di documentazione dello stato di conservazione dell’opera La Bella Principessa attribuita a Leonardo da Vinci Taccuino IG-IIC: Sostenibilità della conservazione, ma oltre le mode … LA RECENSIONE Licia Vlad Borrelli, La fucina di Vulcano. I metalli nel mondo antico: storia, tecnologia, conservazione Giorgio Bonsanti Giuseppina Perusini, Simon Horsin-Déon e il restauro in Francia alla metà del XIX secolo Paolo Bensi Christoph Schölzel, Gemäldegalerie Dresden: Bewahrung und Restaurierung der Kunstwerke von den Anfängen der Galerie bis 1876 Giorgio Bonsanti Antonio Sgamellotti, Brunetto G. Brunetti and Costanza Miliani (edited by), Science and Art. The Painted Surface Giorgio Bonsanti Elena Pecchioni, Fabio Fratini, Emma Cantisani, Atlante delle malte antiche in sezione sottile al microscopio ottico / Atlas of the ancient mortars in thin section under optical microscope Deodato Tapete Maria Beatrice Failla, Susanne Adina Meyer, Chiara Piva, Stefania Ventra (a cura di), La cultura del restauro. Modelli di ricezione per la museologia e la storia dell’arte Giorgio Bonsanti

Botanical Painting with Watercolour

You can begin with strong colours straightaway;no underpainting or dilute washes are needed here. The exception is for tonal shadowson yellow flowers, where you must put the shadows onunderneath the yellowto avoida visible colour change ...

Botanical Painting with Watercolour

The characteristics of watercolour naturally complement botanical art and this beautiful book shows you how to make the most of this versatile medium. It starts by guiding you through the complexities of painting flowers, with advice on materials and colour mixing, using colour to achieve translucency and clarity, building confidence with step-by-step examples and the importance of observation and botanical accuracy. It then creates detailed and beautiful compositions for the more experienced botanical artist. This new book has ideas and tips on composition and how to include animal life and is structured by season to include a range of flowers and plants. Beautifully illustrated with 186 colour illustrations.

7 Steps to the Art of Tanjore Painting

4. Always mix white in a different plate or cup. White can be easily discoloured. The brush should be absolutely clean. 5. Wash the brush in a large bowl of water every time you finish painting a colour. Change the water as ...

7 Steps to the Art of Tanjore Painting

Tanjore painting or Tanjavur painting is a form of art developed in the southern part of India at a place called Tanjavur and dates back to the ninth century AD. Painting of gods and humans on the walls of temples as murals turned over a period of time to painting on boards using precious stones, gold foil, and rich natural colours. This form of painting is painstaking and difficult, practised by very few artisans. There are no written guidelines for learning. The skill was passed on from artisan to artisan over generations. The author, an engineer by profession, learnt this fine art from a trained teacher. The author felt that written instructions with sketches will help many more to understand and learn. He has ventured to put into words his knowledge on the subject through this book. As no formal book of learning on this art exists, the author feels that the book with the paintings will help many more to appreciate and learn this fine age-old art. The paintings in the book were created by the author over a period of time for his own library and will last several generations if properly maintained.

Raman Spectroscopy in Archaeology and Art History

Colour changes can originate from natural degradation processes or from intrusive events occurring historically. When looking at mediaeval tapestries, for example, they often have a blueish tone. To understand this phenomenon, ...

Raman Spectroscopy in Archaeology and Art History

Ten years after the first volume, this book highlights the important contribution Raman spectroscopy makes as a non-destructive method for characterising the chemical composition of objects with archaeological and historical importance. The original book was ground-breaking in its concept, but the past ten years have seen some advancement into new areas, consolidation of some of the older ones and novel applications involving portable instrumentation, on site in museums and in the field. This new volume maintains the topic at the cutting edge, the Editors have approached prominent contributors to provide case-studies sorted into themes. Starting with a Foreword from the British Museum Director of Scientific Research and an Introduction from the Editors, which offer general background information and theoretical context, the contributions then provide global perspectives on this powerful analytical tool. Aimed at scientists involved in conservation, conservators and curators who want to better understand their collections at a material level and researchers of cultural heritage.

The British Encyclopedia

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The British Encyclopedia


American Edition of the British Encyclopedia

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National Gallery Technical Bulletin

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National Gallery Technical Bulletin


Threads Together

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Threads Together

Contents: Socio-Cultural and Demographic Profile of the Warli Tribe, Research Methodology, What About the Warli Painting Tradition?, Wall Paintings of the Saora Tribe of Orissa, Comparison of Rock Paintings with Tribal Paintings, Wall Paintings of the Rathwa Tribe, Threads Together: Some Reflections.

Modern Paints Uncovered

Quantitative characterization of pigment mixtures used in art by fibre-optics diffuse-reflectance spectroscopy. Applied Physics A 83:46.974. ... The measurement of colour change in paintings. European Spectroscopy News 67:10–18. Uffizi.

Modern Paints Uncovered

Over the past seventy years, a staggering array of new pigments and binders has been developed and used in the production of paint, and twentieth-century artists readily applied these materials to their canvases. Paints intended for houses, boats, cars, and other industrial applications frequently turn up in modern art collections, posing new challenges for paintings conservators. This volume presents the papers and posters from "Modern Paints Uncovered," a symposium organized by the Getty Conservation Institute, Tate, and the National Gallery of Art and held at Tate Modern, London, in May 2006. Professionals from around the world shared the results of research on paints that have been available to artists since 1930--the date that synthetic materials began to significantly impact the paint industry. Modern Paints Uncovered showcases the varied strands of cutting-edge research into the conservation of contemporary painted surfaces. These include paint properties and surface characteristics, analysis and identification, aging behavior, and safe and effective conservation techniques.

Chemical Analysis in Cultural Heritage

[50] Dupuis G, Menu M. Quantitative characterisation of pigment mixtures used in art by fibre-optics diffuse-reflectance ... Color Res Appl. 2005;30:448–56. ... [57] Saunders D. The measurement of colour change in paintings.

Chemical Analysis in Cultural Heritage

Chemical Analysis provides non invasive and micro-analytical techniques for the investigation of cultural heritage materials. The tools and techniques, discussed by experts in the field, are of universal, sensitive and multi-component nature.

The Museum Environment

From this it can be seen that perhaps the majority of the pigments used in miniatures, watercolours and prints are more or less stable to light, though an important number are not. Colour changes in oil paintings ...

The Museum Environment

The Museum Environment, Second Edition deals with the behavior and conservation of the various classes of museum exhibit. This book is divided into six sections that provide museum specifications for conservation. This text highlights the three contributing factors in the deterioration and decay of museum exhibits, namely light, humidity, and air pollution. Each section describes the mechanism of deterioration and the appropriate “preventive conservation . The changes in this edition from the previous include the electronic hygrometry, fluorescent lamps, buffered cases, air conditioning systems, and data logging and control in historic buildings. This book is of great value to conservation researchers and museum workers.

Museum Environment

From this it can be seen that perhaps the majority of the pigments used in miniatures, watercolours and prints are more or less stable to light, though an important number are not. Colour changes in oil paintings are particularly ...

Museum Environment

The Museum Environment is in two parts; Part I: intended for conservators and museum curators and describes the principles and techniques of controlling the environment so that the potentially damaging effects of light, humidity and air pollution on museum exhibits may be minimised. Part II: the author brings together and summarises information and data, hitherto widely scattered in the literature of diverse fields, which is essential to workers in conservation research. Since the timely publication of the first two editions of this book in hardback, interest in preventive conservation has continued to grow strongly making publication of this paperback edition all the more welcome. Those whose responsibility it is to care for the valuable and beautiful objects in the world's collections have become increasingly aware that it is better to prevent their deterioration, by ensuring that they are housed and displayed in the best possible environmental conditions, than to wait until restoration and repair are necessary. The changes for the second edition have been mainly concentrated in the sections on electronic hygrometry, new fluorescent lamps, buffered cases, air conditioning systems, data logging, and control within historic buildings. A new appendix, giving a summary of museum specificiations for conservation, provides a useful, quick reference.

The Language of Painting

28 ) in which the differences of tone and colour are mainly local ( see pp . 99–100 and 121 ) and in more realistic paintings , change of colour is nearly always accompanied by change of tone . Pattern due to colour alone without tonal ...

The Language of Painting


The art of landscape painting in oil colours by W Williams

Whatever the subject be , let the early paintings be of a light and rather brilliant style of colour ; for , in ... of the colour upon which it is laid ; hence all tints , if not laid upon a light clear under - painting , will change ...

The art of landscape painting in oil colours  by W  Williams