A Closer Look: Deceptions and Discoveries

A Closer Look: Deceptions and Discoveries

by Marjorie E. Wieseman
     
 

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How do experts spot masterpieces? Paintings are not always signed or noted in historical records, so how can we tell an obscure gem from an altered image? Scientists, conservators and art historians use a range of methods to examine the physical nature of pictures and unravel their hidden histories. Through a series of intriguing examples and clearly explained

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How do experts spot masterpieces? Paintings are not always signed or noted in historical records, so how can we tell an obscure gem from an altered image? Scientists, conservators and art historians use a range of methods to examine the physical nature of pictures and unravel their hidden histories. Through a series of intriguing examples and clearly explained processes, this guide will draw the reader into the complex issues û not all of them fully resolved ûconfronted by gallery professionals.

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ISBN-13:
9781857094862
Publisher:
National Gallery London
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,291,408
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.30(d)

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