Synopsis: Proceedings of the fourth symposium of the Art Technological Source Research Working Group of ICOM-CC. The aim was to open a forum for discussion of ongoing technological research interpreting art from all disciplines and periods and exploring artists’ practice as recorded in treatises, manuals, artist’s correspondence, journals and also images such as photographs, films or prints etc. The overall theme of this volume is the artistic process as manifested in the artwork itself and as documented in visual and written sources. While many of the papers look at the work of 19th and early 20th century painters, other topics include Baroque decoration, the controversy about paints in Germany in the early 20th century, and non-traditional oils in artists’ oil paints. The many editions of Theophilus' Schedula diversarum arcium and Alessio Piemontese's Secreti are listed and discussed. A number of sources that have previously received relatively little attention from scholars of art technology are considered, such as lawsuits, realia, diaries, and the use of modelling techniques from other fields that could be usefully applied to source research to give a clearer picture of the actual trends of development and use of new materials and technologies._x000D_
The artists whose works are examined include: Alonso Berruguete; Pedro Cabrita Reis; Goya; van Mander; the goldsmith Wenzel Jamnitzer; the pastel painter Rienk Jelgerhuis; Van Gogh; Edvard Munch and Lyonal Feininger. [Publisher's abstract]
Description: scientific analysis; research; art techniques; pigments.