Seeing Through Paintings: Physical Examination in Art Historical Studies

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This clear and accessible handbook introduces the nonspecialist to the physical examination of easel paintings and the historical and critical implications of such study. It takes the reader through the various layers of paintings, from support to varnish, and looks at information that might be attached to a painting's reverse, as well as the physical circumstances of its display. The authors demonstrate how this knowledge contributes to a wide range of historical and critical approaches, including iconography, regional and ...

Seeing Through Paintings: Physical Examination in Art Historical Studies 2013, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300094084

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Seeing Through Paintings: Physical Examination in Art Historical Studies 2000, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300080469

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