Seeing Through Paintings

Seeing Through Paintings

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This prize-winning book offers the only comprehensive discussion available on materials, techniques, and condition issues in Western easel paintings from medieval times to the present. a€œAn essential handbook for the pro, and also a beautifully illustrated primer for the layperson. Kirsh and Levenson teach the most valuable lessons about painting of all: how meanings, material, and techniques are bound up together.a€a€”John Walsh, former director, J. Paul Getty Museum a€œEvery element of Kirsh and Levenson's book is smart, concise, and informative. . . . [It is] the essential book on its subject.a€a€”Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Examiner a Chronicle a€œA long overdue book with direct relevance for modern students of the history of art.a€a€”Libby Sheldon, Burlington MagazineUses technical analysis, including X-ray studies and direct examination of the canvas. ... uses of X-ray studies in comparing variants: to study working procedures, iconography, and El Grecoa#39;s stance within contemporary theoretical debates. ... London: Tate Gallery. See Rica Jones, aquot;The Artists Training and Techniques, aquot; pp.

Title:Seeing Through Paintings
Author: Andrea Kirsh, Rustin S. Levenson
Publisher:Yale University Press - 2002-04-01

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