Personal Viewpoints: Thoughts About Paintings Conservation: A Seminar Organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Research Institute at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, June 21-22, 2001

Personal Viewpoints: Thoughts About Paintings Conservation: A Seminar Organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Research Institute at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, June 21-22, 2001

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Overview

Bringing innovative scientific techniques to an aesthetic endeavor, paintings conservators face countless decisions as they implement a course of treatment for each picture in their care.

The papers in this book, originally presented at a recent seminar organized by the Getty Museum, explore the values, assumptions, and goals that shape the work of paintings conservators. Six conservators, three curators, and a conservation scientist candidly reflect on the challenges in approaching specific works of art. Each conservator describes a successful conservation effort, as well as a project that, in retrospect, might have been approached differently. Their insights, the responses of the curators and conservation scientist, and the panel discussions contribute to a thoughtful analysis of the ever-evolving art and science of paintings conservation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780892366989
Publisher: Getty Publications
Publication date: 08/28/2003
Series: Getty Trust Publications: Getty Conservation Institute Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 136
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Introductionviii
Session 1
The Conservator as Narrator: Changed Perspectives in the Conservation of Paintings1
Croce e Delizia13
Comments26
Comments30
Panel Discussion31
Session 2
The Artist's Voice41
Ravished Images Restored59
Comments73
Panel Discussion79
Session 3
Embracing Humility in the Shadow of the Artist83
Episodes from a Pilgrimage95
Comments104
Panel Discussion110
Closing Remarks116
About the Authors120
Index123
Photograph Credits126

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