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Forums on painting conservation

From: Patricia Smithen <patricia.smithen>
Date: Friday, March 24, 2006
Conservation Events at Tate Modern
May 19, 2006

Two public events have been planned on Friday, May 19, 2006 to
celebrate Modern Paint Week at Tate Modern.  Tickets are UKP7/UKP5
concessions and they can be booked online at


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The Painted Surface
Tate Modern Starr Auditorium
Friday 19 May 2006

Modern paints display an infinite variety of surfaces, due in great
part to the development of many new paint types since 1950 but also
to the ingenuity of contemporary artists in applying them. The type
of paint often dictates the application method used and the finish
achieved, but equally artists frequently push the boundaries of each
paint type, manipulating them to suit their particular needs.

This forum promises to be a lively debate among artists Ian
Davenport and Callum Innes; conservators Rachel Barker (Tate) and
Christian Scheidemann (private practice in New York), and curators
Emilie Gordenker (National Gallery of Scotland) and Sean Rainbird
(Tate and chair). Many aspects of the painted surface are discussed,
including methods of creation, the choice of paint type and the
interpretation of surfaces.

Peter Blake in discussion with Jon Snow
Tate Modern Starr Auditorium
Friday 19 May 2006

Peter Blake is one of Britain's best-known painters and widely
acknowledged as a pioneer of Pop Art in the 1960s. His respect for
fairground art, barge painting, tattooing, commercial art and
illustration led him to produce some of the first works to which the
term Pop Art was later applied. Blake is renowned for his avid
interest in popular culture, and his most recognised work remains
perhaps the cover for The Beatles's album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely
Hearts Club Band (1967). Less known about his work is the wide
variety of paint types he has used, including oil, acrylic and
enamel paints, which he often chose for very specific reasons.
Broadcaster and Tate Trustee Jon Snow leads Blake through a
discussion of his career in painting.

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