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Academics fear for Warburg Institute's London library, saved from the Nazis - The Guardian

Academics fear for Warburg Institute's London library, saved from the Nazis - The Guardian | technical art history | Scoop.it
The Guardian Academics fear for Warburg Institute's London library, saved from the Nazis The Guardian Leading academics and artists, including the art historian Martin Kemp, archaeologist Martin Biddle, the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, and historian...
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This magical bountiful place is where I learned there was such a thing as technical art history. From Pliny to Pacheco, and numerous craft treatises in between, there was never a wasted moment. I sincerely hope the Warburg's collection remains in tact.

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Why It's So Hard to Keep Beaux-Arts Museums Looking Beautiful - Vulture

Why It's So Hard to Keep Beaux-Arts Museums Looking Beautiful - Vulture | technical art history | Scoop.it
Why It's So Hard to Keep Beaux-Arts Museums Looking Beautiful Vulture In the 1930s, John Russell Pope, an impeccably pedigreed Beaux-Arts classicist, expanded the original Carrère and Hastings mansion, adding the gracious oval gallery and Art...
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"There should be a modern equivalent for the craftsmanship, detail, and luxury materials of a century ago. The problem is, there isn’t."

 

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Film tracks an inventor's quest to recreate Vermeer's The Music Lesson - The Globe and Mail

Film tracks an inventor's quest to recreate Vermeer's The Music Lesson - The Globe and Mail | technical art history | Scoop.it

I Film tracks an inventor's quest to recreate Vermeer's The Music Lesson The Globe and Mail Teller, 66, and Jillette, 58, were in the city for the premiere of Tim's Vermeer, a documentary about a Texas-based inventor's demonstration that Johannes...

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I hope David Hockney gets a bit of credit for raising the lens question in 2000.

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What my addiction to Chinese painting made me do - Spectator.co.uk

What my addiction to Chinese painting made me do - Spectator.co.uk | technical art history | Scoop.it
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What my addiction to Chinese painting made me do
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The consequence was that painting became highly referential, much concerned with reflecting the styles and techniques of the masters of the past.
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I want to investigate more... perhaps the 13-th century revival of tinted drawing in Western manuscripts has similar links to intellectual ideas circulating at the time.

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Lost Painting of Napoleon by David Discovered - The News Reports

Lost Painting of Napoleon by David Discovered - The News Reports | technical art history | Scoop.it
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At the same time Dr Lee was able to distinguish great similarities in painting techniques with other works of David, and especially the 1810 portrait of Countess Daru.
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Painting Techniques - Research and Library - Rijksmuseum

Painting Techniques - Research and Library - Rijksmuseum | technical art history | Scoop.it
Painting Techniques - Research and Library - Rijksmuseum (RT @rijksmuseum: #Rijksmuseum hosts two conferences for analytical and conservation scientists in September http://t.co/BA6EnqfFcU http://t…)...
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A Bible Of Color Theory Is Now An App

A Bible Of Color Theory Is Now An App | technical art history | Scoop.it
Josef Albers, one of the best-known painters and educators to emerge from the German Bauhaus, wrote Interaction of Color in 1963, and it’s remained an art and design bible ever since.
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The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam Presents Retrospective Rembrandt: The Final ... - TravelVideo.tv (press release)

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam Presents Retrospective Rembrandt: The Final ... - TravelVideo.tv (press release) | technical art history | Scoop.it
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam Presents Retrospective Rembrandt: The Final ...
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Rembrandt experimented with graphic and painting techniques and succeeded in giving his work unprecedented depth.
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Plan ahead for this one! The queues will be epic... similar to the Leonardo show at the National Gallery.

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Home - ArtMatters

Home - ArtMatters | technical art history | Scoop.it
ArtMatters is an interdisciplinary, on line, peer-reviewed journal providing a platform for the relatively new but rapidly developing field of technical art history. New papers will appear biannually.
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Rubens used an aqueous binding medium in the imprimatura? WHAAAT? All sorts of useful insights can be found herein.

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11 of the Most Beautiful Museum Libraries in the World – Flavorwire

11 of the Most Beautiful Museum Libraries in the World – Flavorwire | technical art history | Scoop.it
After the jump, check out 11 of the most beautiful museum libraries from around the world, and as ever, let us know if we missed your favorite in the comments. Photo Credit: Amit Geron. Tel Aviv Museum of Art Library, ...
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Now that's a lot of beef! Portrait of Britain's fattest-ever cow The Craven ... - Daily Mail

Now that's a lot of beef! Portrait of Britain's fattest-ever cow The Craven ... - Daily Mail | technical art history | Scoop.it
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Now that's a lot of beef! Portrait of Britain's fattest-ever cow The Craven ...
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'It was quite common for farmers to commission paintings of over-sized animals to advertise advances in breeding techniques.
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Silhouettes: from Craft to Art Houghton Library Blog

Silhouettes: from Craft to Art Houghton Library Blog | technical art history | Scoop.it
The vignette was printed in the second volume of Johann Caspar Lavater's treatise on physiognomy, Physiognomische Fragmente, zur Beförderung der Menschenkenntniss und Menschenliebe published in Leipzig between ...
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Silhouette manuals aren't just for 18th-century art patrons! I heard an interview with contemporary artist Kara Walker in which she cites them as a source.

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Making Colour | Channel | National Gallery

Two films exploring how artists transform pigments into dazzling works of art and the science used to identify the raw ingredients of paint.
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Technical art history...one colour at a time.

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Science unveils master painters' secrets - Sydney Morning Herald

Science unveils master painters' secrets - Sydney Morning Herald | technical art history | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald Science unveils master painters' secrets Sydney Morning Herald Many of the scientific techniques aimed at deconstructing paintings are anything but new — having actually begun in the late 1880s — but have been continually...
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CSI art world: How hair from a bear skin rug proved Pollock's last work really ... - Daily Mail

CSI art world: How hair from a bear skin rug proved Pollock's last work really ... - Daily Mail | technical art history | Scoop.it
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Tired Of Painting The One Percent, John Singer Sargent Hit The Road - WBUR

Tired Of Painting The One Percent, John Singer Sargent Hit The Road - WBUR | technical art history | Scoop.it
WBUR Tired Of Painting The One Percent, John Singer Sargent Hit The Road WBUR He was still painting dashing formal likenesses of British aristocrats and wealthy Americans, but now in his mid 40s, he packed up his watercolors and took to the road to...
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Fascinating Videos About 6 Photographic Processes Used Through History

Fascinating Videos About 6 Photographic Processes Used Through History | technical art history | Scoop.it
George Eastman House just finished its 6 part video series on photographic processes used throughout history.
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Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy of an artist - Telegraph.co.uk

Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy of an artist - Telegraph.co.uk | technical art history | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy of an artist Telegraph.co.uk For the mercurial Leonardo, this meant anything from designing a massive equestrian monument commemorating Ludovico's father Duke Francesco, to redecorating rooms in the...
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Proving Galen wrong, one artist at a time.

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Art Practice: Goodbye to Turpentine

Art Practice: Goodbye to Turpentine | technical art history | Scoop.it
In the last painting class I attended, two students left on the first night because of the fumes. As we become more aware of environmental and health issues, more artists will say goodbye to the fumes.
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It makes sense that lavendar oil would add more brilliancy to the underpainting than turp... hmm. Good stuff! Also, some good 'comments'... Pecheo (teacher of Velázquez & author of a craft treatise) gets a mention!

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Iconic painting vandalised in France

Iconic painting vandalised in France | technical art history | Scoop.it
French police detain a woman who defaced an iconic Delacroix painting, Liberty Leading The People, at a regional branch of the Louvre Museum.
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Conservators to the rescue!

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Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair Tour | Smithsonian Libraries Blog

Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair Tour | Smithsonian Libraries Blog | technical art history | Scoop.it
The fair provides a program of speakers, demonstrations, and special exhibitions and showcases innovative book art, limited edition prints, and fine papers. The Smithsonian Libraries was one of five organizations including ...
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Lines and Lines and Points: Artists' Books by Sol LeWitt ...

Lines and Lines and Points: Artists' Books by Sol LeWitt ... | technical art history | Scoop.it
The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Hirshhorn Museum both own numerous examples of his drawings, prints and sculptures. The libraries for both museums own several art works by LeWitt, as well, in the forms of ...
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