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Subject: Colloquium on musical instruments and paintings

Colloquium on musical instruments and paintings

From: Hans-Christoph von Imhoff <xoph.von.imhoff>
Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2007
From easel painting to musical instrument: varnishes, binders and
Cite de la Musique
6-7 MARS 2007
Paris, France
March 6, 2007

Coproduction of Cite de la musique, centre de recherche et de
restauration des musees de France (C2RMF), Eu-ARTECH (Access,
Research and Technology for the conservation of the European
Cultural Heritage)

    **** Moderator's comments: Christoph sent information on this
    event some time ago but for technical reasons, it has not been
    possible to present all the content of the original
    announcements. The text below has been edited for clarity. For
    the original announcements see




Do there exist common points between the varnish of lutes or
violins, the coatings of a harpsichord and the painting of their
time? Beyond just the requirements of protecting the object, the
aesthetic will of the "makers of instruments" seems manifest in
Europe since the Renaissance. What [connections] can one highlight
between the painter and the [instrument maker]? Does the search for
comparable aesthetic effects lead to the use of techniques or
similar materials in two arts? What are the chemical compounds, the
workshop [formulae] that can be highlighted? What are the
consequences of these similarities for the conservation or the
restoration of works?

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Received on Tuesday, 16 January, 2007

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