Mixing and Matching: Approaches to Retouching Paintings
Edited by Rebecca Ellison, Patricia Smithen and Rachel Turnbull
ISBN: 9781904982500, paperback, 200 Pages, 119 Illustrations
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The three one-day conferences from which the papers in this title are taken were jointly hosted by Paintings Group of the Institute of Conservation (ICON) and the British Association of Painting Conservators-Restorers (BAPCR) and held at the Courtauld Institute in London in 2005, 2006 and 2007. The conferences explored egg tempera retouching, resin retouching and retouching complex surfaces.
The papers in this volume discuss various approaches to retouching paintings and the challenges that they present to the conservator. They cover the history behind techniques used today and also the scientific basis of conservation and restoration techniques.
Section One: Egg Tempera Retouching
The History of Egg Tempera as a Retouching Medium
The Composition and Chemistry of Eggs and Egg Tempera
The Art of Tempera Retouching
Section Two: Resin Retouching
Retouching Media used at the National Gallery, London, since the Nineteenth Century
The State of Research into Retouching Resins
Properties of Pigments, Retouching Media and their Use.
Retouching with a PVA Resin Medium
Retouching with Paraloid B72
Retouching with Gamblin Conservation Colours
Section Three: Retouching Complex Surfaces
The use of a Portable Spectrophotometer for Retouching
Stig Evans, Andrew Hanson
An Unusual Case of Integration and its Solution
Marco Ciatti, Paolo Roma Oriana Sartiani, Leonardo Severini
Two Case Histories
Pushing the Border of Retouching and Reconstruction
Can enough ever be too much?
An Introduction to B72 Retouching Gels
The Properties of B72 Retouching Gels and their use
Texturing Fills with Silicone Moulds
Simon Folkes, Sophie Reddington
Retouching Media for Acrylic Paintings
Maureen Cross, Shelley Simms
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