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Video: Marquetry and Inlay in the Making
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In this video, master marquetry artisan Patrice Lejeune reproduces a rose design from one of the drawers of the Art Institute's David Roentgen desk. In this technique, small segments of different...
Video: Marquetry and Inlay in the Making
Video: Chinoiserie Secretary Cabinet
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As a result of the series of trade routes known as the Silk Road, Europeans had long been fascinated with goods from East Asia. Trade in Chinese and Japanese silks, porcelains, and lacquer, which had...
Video: Chinoiserie Secretary Cabinet
Video: English Center Table
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Folding tables were invented long before Ikea started selling them. This one, with its elaborately carved border on all four sides, was made in England over 250 years ago. It has a very unusual form...
Video: English Center Table
Video: Imagining Meissen Colors
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Artist Yuki Nyhan demonstrates the intricate process of painting on porcelain. Using delicate brushstrokes and a steady hand, she demonstrates how the enamel colors are individually layered according...
Video: Imagining Meissen Colors
Video: Stenciling Techniques
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A stencil is a flat sheet of metal or thick paper into which letters or patterns have been cut. Stenciling, the process in which ink or paint is applied through the perforations and which allows...
Video: Stenciling Techniques
Video: Enameling Glass
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Enameled glass, which is created by painting and firing colored powders onto the surface of glass, was very common in German-speaking lands in the second half of the 17th century. Popular decorations...
Video: Enameling Glass
Video: Porcelain Kendi, Part 1— Recreating Forming
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Porcelain artist Yuki Nyhan demonstrates the production of a kendi, the unadorned form of the Art Institute's Chinese ewer. She prepares the clay, shapes it, and creates a blank canvas that will...
Video: Porcelain Kendi, Part 1— Recreating Forming
Video: Porcelain Kendi, Part 2—Painting in Cobalt
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Porcelain artist Yuki Nyhan demonstrates the painting of a kendi, the basic form of the Art Institute's Chinese ewer. She paints botanical designs with cobalt pigment, using different brushes and...
Video: Porcelain Kendi, Part 2—Painting in Cobalt
Video: Silversmithing, Part 1—Sculpting in Wax
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In this series of four videos, silversmith Ubaldo Vitali reveals the process of creating a reproduction of Hans Ludwig Kienle's Rearing Horse and Rider, 1630. Here, Vitali sculpts the figures in...
Video: Silversmithing, Part 1—Sculpting in Wax
Video: Silversmithing, Part 2—Making Molds
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Silversmith Ubaldo Vitali creates a hollow wax molds of the horse and the rider, which will be used to the cast the silver.
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Video: Silversmithing, Part 2—Making Molds
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