"Modern Paints Uncovered - Proceedings From the Modern Paints Uncovered Symposium, May 16-19, 2006 , Tate Modern, London" by . Learner

Modern Paints Uncovered - Proceedings From the Modern Paints Uncovered Symposium, May 16-19, 2006 , Tate Modern, London . Learner

Series:
Getty Publications - (Yale)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication date:
08 May 2008
ISBN:
9780892369065
Imprint:
Getty Conservation Institute,US
Dimensions:
372 pages: 278 x 227 x 21mm
Illustrations:
104 full-colour & 64 duotone illustrations, plus 58 line-drawings, 27 tables

Over the past seventy years, a staggering array of new pigments and binders have been developed and used in the production of paint and twentieth-century artists have readily applied these materials to their canvasses. Paints intended for houses, boats, cars, and other industrial applications frequently turn up in modern art collections, posing new challenges for paintings conservators."Modern Paints Uncovered" brings together the collected wisdom of a number of internationally renowned experts to discuss the impact of synthetic paints on modern art conservation and showcase cutting-edge research into the conservation of contemporary painted surfaces.

Thomas Learner is a senior scientist in contemporary art research at the Getty Conservation Institute and a former senior conservation scientist at the Tate.