Synopses & Reviews
presents the latest conservation research on masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, spanning the early Renaissance through the present and encompassing a range of media.and#160; Volume 2 examinesand#160; great art of two very different erasandmdash;the Italian Renaissance and the 20th centuryandmdash;and puts in new contexts works such as Giottoandrsquo;sand#160; Madonna and Child
,and#160; bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin, watercolors by John Marin, early paintings by Andy Warhol, andand#160; Mark Rothkoandrsquo;s multiforms, which mark the birth of his abstraction.and#160; Seven essays are illustrated with outstandingly detailed photography and share a common approach. They each begin with meticulous material and analytical study of the work and then place the findings in a broader historical context, providing new perspectives on well-known works.and#160; A fascinating contribution to interdisciplinary scholarship on art, this publication extends a tradition of fostering dialogue among art historians, scientists, and conservators in the international community.
The National Gallery of Art introduces a new journal presenting the latest conservation research on works in its collection. Named for and#147;the manner in which things are made,and#8221; Facture addresses aspects of conservation from treatment and technical art history to scientific research. The inaugural volume focuses on great works of the Renaissance, studying sculpture, painting, and drawing from various points of view. With the publication of this biennial journal, the National Gallery maintains a tradition of fostering dialogue among art historians, scientists, and conservators working in the international museum community.
Facture presents articles by highly respected authorities aimed at the specialist as well as the general reader with a passion for art. Future issues will concentrate on other themes in the materiality and history of art, addressing all aspects of the discipline from conservation treatment and history to technical art history and fundamental scientific research.
This volume presents the latest conservation research on masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, spanning the Renaissance through the 20th century and encompassing a range of media. and#160;
About the Author
is senior object conservator and E. Melanie Gifford
is research conservator for paintings technology, both at the National Gallery of Art, Washington.