Bringing innovative scientific techniques to an aesthetic endeavor, paintings conservators face countless decisions as they implement a course of treatment for each picture in their care.
The papers in this book, originally presented at a recent seminar organized by the Getty Museum, explore the values, assumptions, and goals that shape the work of paintings conservators. Six conservators, three curators, and a conservation scientist candidly reflect on the challenges in approaching specific works of art. Each conservator describes a successful conservation effort, as well as a project that, in retrospect, might have been approached differently. Their insights, the responses of the curators and conservation scientist, and the panel discussions contribute to a thoughtful analysis of the ever-evolving art and science of paintings conservation.
|The Conservator as Narrator: Changed Perspectives in the Conservation of Paintings||p. 1|
|Croce e Delizia||p. 13|
|Panel Discussion||p. 31|
|The Artist's Voice||p. 41|
|Ravished Images Restored||p. 59|
|Panel Discussion||p. 79|
|Embracing Humility in the Shadow of the Artist||p. 83|
|Episodes from a Pilgrimage||p. 95|
|Panel Discussion||p. 110|
|Closing Remarks||p. 116|
|About the Authors||p. 120|
|Photograph Credits||p. 126|
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Series: Getty Trust Publications: Getty Conservation Institute Ser.
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 14th August 2003
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 19.0 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.44