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From: Jorgen Wadum <wadum.j>
Date: Thursday, November 28, 2002
"ArtMatters: Netherlands Technical Studies in Art:

The first volume of the yearbook "ArtMatters: Netherlands Technical
Studies in Art" presents a collection of lavishly illustrated
articles by important scholars working in the interdisciplinary
field of technical art history.

Drawing on the combined expertise of conservators, scientists and
art historians, ArtMatters brings together a wealth of information
about artists' materials, techniques and studio practice, from
different periods and disciplines.

ArtMatters goes beyond the pure identification of materials. It
addresses the connection between the artist's methods and
intentions, as well as the relations between changes in style,
technical developments and materials available, all set against an
art historical context.

ArtMatters provides fascinating accounts of the artist at work. The
articles illustrate the significant role the study of techniques and
materials can have within art historical research and its various
philosophical approaches towards the understanding of art works.

ArtMatters creates illuminating insights into the artist's original
intention and its material expression, insights that characterise
current conservation research as a whole.

ArtMatters is therefore an invaluable resource for art historians,
conservators, collectors, and all those interested in the making of

Index to the first volume (2002)

    *   Two unknown wings from a triptych by the Master of the
        Antwerp Adoration; by Peter van den Brink.

    *   Questions and answers: The technical examination of
        polychrome terra cotta sculptures by Johan Georg van der
        Schardt; by A. Wallert.

    *   Dou doesn't paint, oh no, he juggles with his brush" Gerrit
        Dou a Rembrandtesque 'Fijnschilder'; by J. Wadum.

    *   Dissolution, aggregation and protrusion. Lead soap formation
        in 17th century grounds and paint layers; by P. Noble, J.J.
        Boon and J. Wadum.

    *   The metamorphosis of Diana: a new interpretation of the
        young Vermeer's painting technique; by E. Kolfin, C.
        Pottasch, R. Hoppe.

    *   Five silver plaquettes made by the Flemish silversmith
        Mathias Melin; by J. van Bennekom.

    *   A travel experience: the Corot painting box, Mathijs Maris,
        and some 19th century tube paints examined; by E. Hermens,
        A. Kwakernaak, K.J. van den Berg.

    *   A ritual umbrella mask from the Bismarck Archipelago; by A.
        Wallert, K. van den Meiracker.

    *   Book reviews

Publishers: Foundation ArtMatters in collaboration with Waanders
Publishers. Chief editor: Erma Hermens; Editorial board: Klaas Jan
van den Berg, Paul van Duin, Rene Hoppenbrouwers, Ysbrand Hummelen,
Jorgen Wadum, Arie Wallert.

Bibliographical details: ArtMatters - Netherlands Technical Studies
in Art. ISBN 90-400-8728 8. 128 pages, 120 colour and 50 black/white
illustrations; 20 x 26 cm, paperback.

Order the first volume of the yearbook ArtMatters at EURO 39,50, or
subscribe to the series ArtMatters at EURO 34,50 per volume. Please
note that the retail price does not include postage and handling.

How to order: ArtMatters is available through local booksellers in
The Netherlands as well as abroad, directly from Waanders Publishers
and at <URL:>

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