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Symposium on Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting technique

From: Caroline von Saint-George <saint-george<-a>
Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Latest research into painting techniques of Impressionists and
International Symposium
June 12-13, 2008

To accompany the exhibition "Painting Light - Hidden techniques of
the Impressionists" (Feb 29 - Jun 22, 2008), the
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum and Fondation Corboud will host a symposium.
>From 12-14 June 2008, international experts will talk about
"Painting techniques of Impressionists and Postimpressionists" at
the Stiftersaal of the museum. The keynotes of the event are
information on the current state of scholarship and
interdisciplinary exchange between conservators and art historians.

The symposium starts on Thursday, 12 June 2008 with a keynote
lecture by Richard Brettell (University of Texas, Dallas). On
Friday, 13 June 2008 and Saturday, 14 June 2008 sixteen talks will
be given. The symposium will be conducted in German and English. All
German talks will be translated simultaneously into English.

The symposium will be held by the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum and
Fondation Corboud in co-operation with the Cologne Institute of
Conservation Science (CICS) and the Association of German
Conservators (VDR). It is being generously sponsored by the Fritz
Thyssen Stiftung and the RheinEnergieStiftung Jugend, Beruf und

Full details of the symposium are available at
<URL:> (click on

Thursday Jun 12, 2008, 7 pm

    Andreas Bluhm, director of Wallraf-Richartz-Museum and Fondation
    Corboud, Koln Opening

    Richard Brettell, University of Texas, Dallas Cliche verre,
    l'eau fort, croquis: The graphic origins of Impressionist

    Guided tour of the exhibition

Friday Jun 13, 2008, 9 am - 5:30 pm

  Impressionism - a new painting technique in the contemporary

    Carla Cugini, Gesellschaft fur moderne Kunst am Museum Ludwig,
    "If he sees a splodge, he must paint a splodge" - the reception
    of Impressionism by contemporaries

    Anthea Callen, University of Nottingham
    A touch of colour: The aesthetics of Impressionist facture and
    paint application techniques

    Matthias Kruger, Universitat Hamburg
    Impasto versus smooth - the controversy about paint application

    Dominique de Font-Reaulx, Musee d'Orsay, Paris
    Photography and Impressionism

  Colour merchants and painting materials in 19th century Paris

    Clotilde Roth-Meyer, Deutsches Forum fur Kunstgeschichte, Paris
    Role and influence of the Parisian "Marchands de Couleurs" in
    the 19th cent.

    Pascal Labreuche, Courtauld Institute, London
    Industrial fabrication of prepared canvas in 19th century Paris

  Painting materials - appearance, effects and changes

    Ann Hoenigswald, National Gallery of Art, Washington
    Surface effects of matte paint: The use of essence and distemper
    in late 19th century painting

    Aviva Burnstock, Courtauld Institute, London
    Impressionist paintings in the Courtauld Gallery -  recent
    technical studies: Implications for appearance, condition and

    Guided tour of the exhibition

    Evening reception

Saturday Ju 14, 2008, 9 am - 5 pm

  Painting strategies and genesis

    Caroline v. Saint-George, Iris Schaefer,
    Wallraf-Richartz-Museum and Fondation Corboud, Koln
    Recent findings about the painting strategy and underdrawing of
    the Impressionists and Postimpressionists at the collection of
    the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum and Fondation Corboud

    Ella Hendriks, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
    Van Gogh's working practice in Paris, continuity and change

    Katja Lewerentz, Institut fur Restaurierungs- und
    Konservierungswissenschaft der Fachhochschule Koln
    Gustave Caillebotte's painting technique and the practice of
    plein-air painting

    Kathrin Menz, Wiesbaden
    Theory and practice of the Neo-impressionism in the case of Paul

  Signs of completion?

    John House, Courtauld Institute, London
    Sketch or finished painting

    Jeanne Marie David, Musee du quai Branly, Paris
    Signatures of Claude Monet

    Eva Mendgen, Saarbrucken
    "Impressionists": concepts of conservation approach and display,
    attempt at an overview in 2008

    Iris Schaefer, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum and Fondation Corboud,
    Closing address

Caroline v. Saint-George
Dipl.-Restauratorin Caroline von Saint-George
Abteilung Kunsttechnologie und Restaurierung
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum and Fondation Corboud
Obenmarspforten (am Kolner Rathaus) 50667 Koln
+49 221 221 27516
Fax: +49 221 221 25256

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