Edited by Mary Kempski, Jo Kirby, Victoria Leanse and Kristina Mandy
Conservators’ prolonged proximity to paintings makes them ideally placed to notice anything unusual or surprising which might arise during examination or treatment. Ensuing investigations, often aided by various types of technical analysis, include the recent increasingly widespread use of macro X-ray fluorescence (MA-XRF) scanning, which has led to a raft of new discoveries.
The papers in this volume, presented at the British Association of Paintings Conservator-Restorers conference ‘Tales of the Unexpected’ in Conservation, look at the unexpected in paintings from a variety of periods and places of origin, and from a range of perspectives: practical, technical, historical and ethical. Contributions include the discovery of a surprising mixed media technique to facilitate the production of minute details by a Dutch seventeenth-century artist and the unexpected use of golf leaf by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.
Conference publication: edited by Mary Kempski, Jo Kirby, Victoria Leanse and Kristina Mandy
Paperback: 148 pages
Publisher: Archetype Publications Ltd
Product Dimensions: 240 x 170