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Supper at Emmaus

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Description: Supper at Emmaus
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Description: Seeing Through Paintings: Physical Examination in Art Historical Studies
Art history has been increasingly interested in examining artworks within changing historical, social, institutional, economic, aesthetic, and intellectual contexts—all of which can be metaphorically termed frames. But what are the physical and optical limits of the painting? And can broadening those limits expand our historical understanding? In considering paintings as objects, where shall we set the boundaries? How can marks or labels affixed to a painting contribute to our historical …
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Related print edition pages: pp.242-259

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