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A closer look : deceptions and discoveries

Author: Marjorie E Wieseman; National Gallery (Great Britain)
Publisher: London : National Gallery Co. ; [New Haven, Conn.] : Distributed by Yale University Press, [2010] ©2010
Series: Closer Look.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How do experts spot masterpieces? Paintings are not always signed or documented, so how can one 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 examples and clearly explained processes, this brand new guide will draw the reader into the complex issues  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marjorie E Wieseman; National Gallery (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9781857094862 1857094867
OCLC Number: 520767522
Description: 96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.
Contents: The scientific examination of paintings --
The mysterious object --
Looking closely at paintings --
Searching beneath the surface --
Weighing the evidence --
Case studies.
Series Title: Closer Look.
Responsibility: Marjorie E. Wiesman.

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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? Through a series of examples and processes,  Read more...

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