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Subject: Seminar on reconstructions

Seminar on reconstructions

From: Mark Clarke <mark>
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2004
Approaching the Art of the Past:
Sources and Reconstructions
October 14-15, 2004

Organized by the Art Technological Source Research  group to discuss
the role of source research and the use of reconstructions in the
emerging field of art technological research.

Recipe books, treatises and manuals on artists' materials, tools and
working methods are of fundamental importance for an understanding
of how art objects were made. Historically accurate reconstructions
on the basis of these sources provide insight into the original
appearance of an object, as well as into workshop practices, and
provide models for understanding material degradation. The
interpretation of artists' intent rests on this kind of basic
knowledge. For example: Van Gogh never intended the blossoms in his
series of orchard paintings to appear quite as pale as they look
today. How would they have looked originally? The recipe sources and
reconstructions may answer this and help us understand what has

Thursday October 14, 2004

    Ad Stijnman
    Introduction to ATSR

    Ernst van de Wetering (Rembrandt Research Project)
    Reconstruction research, some cases and their contexts

    Margriet van Eikema Hommes (De Mayerne Project)
    Blue and green, understanding historical recipes and phenomena
    on old master paintings

    Doris Oltrogge (Fachhochschule Koln)
    The Cologne database for Medieval painting materials and

    Ad Stijnman (Instituut Collectie Nederland)
    Levels of reconstruction of black iron gall inks for the InkCor

    Visit to the Rembrandt house Museum--a 17th-century painting
    studio and printing workshop atmosphere

Friday October 15, 2004

    Lorne Campbell (National Gallery, London)
    The value of accurate reconstructions to the art historian

    Leslie Carlyle
    Historically accurate oil painting reconstructions

    Joyce Townsend (Tate Gallery, London)
    Cobalt blue, emerald green and rose madder: copal-based media
    used by the Pre-Raphaelites

    Jo Kirby (National Gallery, London)
    Reconstructions of French 19th-century red lake pigments

    Arie Wallert (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam): Concluding remarks

    Visit to the oil windmill De Bonte Hen and the pigment windmill
    De Kat--an 18th century factory atmosphere

Practical Details: 125,00 Euros (student40,00 Euros) before 1 August
2004 or 150,00 Euros (student 80,00 Euros) after 1 August. (Includes
postprints, coffee, lunch, and excursions.)

The official language of the symposium is English. Venue: Instituut
Collectie Nederland, Gabriel Metsustraat 8, 1071EA Amsterdam, The

Call for posters and demonstrations: There is room for posters and
demonstrations related to the subject of the symposium.

Contact Details/Registration/More information:

    atsr [at] icn__nl

Mark Clarke
Gabriel Metsustraat 8
1071 EA

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