A Perfect Ground: Preparatory Layers For Oil Paintings 1550-1900 by Maartje Stols-witloxA Perfect Ground: Preparatory Layers For Oil Paintings 1550-1900 by Maartje Stols-witlox

A Perfect Ground: Preparatory Layers For Oil Paintings 1550-1900

byMaartje Stols-witlox

Paperback | October 6, 2017

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Preparatory layers influence the texture of a painting, the color has an impact on tonality of the picture and their absorbency influences painting technique chemistrycomposition and the degradation of materials are particularly importantThe influence of preparatory layers on the stability of oil paintings is a subject that has occupied the minds of many authors of artists' manuals, recipe books, and related historical sources. Depending on their location in time and space, artists have had different views on the subject and have selected different materials and techniques to prepare their support for painting.Preparatory layers influence the texture of a painting, the color has an impact on tonality of the picture and their absorbency influences painting technique chemistry. They co-determine the ageing and degradation of the painting.Because of these facts, the technique and materials of preparatory layers are of interest to many. For conservators, information on the layer structure - their composition and the degradation of their materials are particularly important. A good understanding of the intention of the artist and the original appearance of the painting is also necessary, since these influence conservation decisions.
Title:A Perfect Ground: Preparatory Layers For Oil Paintings 1550-1900Format:PaperbackDimensions:450 pages, 11.75 × 8.25 × 0.98 inPublished:October 6, 2017Publisher:Archetype BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1909492353

ISBN - 13:9781909492356

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Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword; General Introduction Part I. Description Of The Recipe Dataset & Analysis Of The Recipes 1. The Recipe Collection, The Authors And The Impact Of The Recipes 2. Preparatory Layers For Oil Painting; Their Terminology And Function 3. Background: Main Developments In North West Europe C. 1400-1550 4. Chronological Developments In Preparatory Layer Recipes 1550-1900 5. The Materials Described In The Recipes 6. Application And Texture 7. The Colour Of Preparatory Layers 8. Professional Primers 9. The Ageing Of Preparatory Layers Part II. Reconstruction-Based Studies Of Recipes 10. Size Layers For Oil Painting In Western European Sources (1500-1900). Historical Recipes And Reconstructions 11. Flour Paste In Recipes For Preparatory Layers For Oil Painting, 1550-1900 12. Lead White: The Implications Of The Use Of Different Qualities Of Lead White 13. 'To Prepare White Excellent..' Reconstructions Investigating The Influence Of Washing, Grinding And Decanting Of Stack-Process Lead White On Pigment Composition And Particle Size 14. Reconstructing Seventeenth-Century Streaky Imprimatura Layers Used On Panel Paintings 15. General Conclusions Abstract; List Of Tables And Figures In The Main Text; Bibliography Of Secondary Literature.