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Small Cowper Madonna

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Description: Seeing Through Paintings: Physical Examination in Art Historical Studies
Technical examination of the paint layer can confirm a work’s age or authenticity and add to knowledge of the painting’s execution and the artist’s intended effects. Examination can address either the materials or the ways they were handled—the techniques. Study of paint materials offers information that is specific but of limited interpretive use to the art historian. Pigment identification can deny (but rarely confirm) a paintings age, or can identify areas of repaint. Precise identification …
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Related print edition pages: pp.101-210

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