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Photomicrograph: Design transfer using carbon paper
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Microscope examination of Man with Plow Horse, 1879, reveals that the design for the man, horse, and plow were transferred to the watercolor sheet using carbon paper. A one-to-one...
Photomicrograph: Red glaze and undissolved gum granules
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Glazing was a common practice among 19th-century watercolorists. A shiny surface, visible only when the watercolor is viewed at an angle, reveals where glazes have been applied. Homer’s use of glazes...
Photomicrograph: Unmixed clumps of pigment
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The flat panel of Homer’s “Japanned tin box” would have served him well as he blended vermillion and chrome yellow—identified using X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy—for the pumpkins.
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Audio Lecture: Painting Forensics: Investigating Northern Renaissance Art
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Molly Faries, Indiana University, reviews recent studies on old master paintings made possible by new infrared reflectograms and other technologies.
Audio Lecture: Painting Forensics: Investigating Northern Renaissance Art
Photomicrograph: Scraping to create glint in guide's eye
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With a flick of the tip of his knife, Homer carved out the white glint in the old guide’s eye, bringing his face to life. After years of scraping and otherwise manipulating his...
Audio Lecture: Molecular to Monumental: Rediscovering Lost Cultures from the Inside Out
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With the aid of modern CT scan technology, conservators are seeing ancient civilizations in a whole new light, from Egyptian High Priests to Peruvian artisans.  Their remnants of day-of-day life are...
Audio Lecture: Molecular to Monumental: Rediscovering Lost Cultures from the Inside Out
Framing Profile: Nudes in Sea, 1940
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While the frame around Nudes In Sea bears the same ivory tone Marin employed early in his career, he did not paint the flat angular section with any colors that relate to the palette of the...
Framing Profile: <em>Nudes in Sea</em>, 1940
Web Interactive: Matisse: Radical Invention 1913-1917
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Click on the link below to visit an in-depth interactive website created to explore some of the artworks from Matisse: Radical Invention 1913-1917.
Web Interactive: <em>Matisse: Radical Invention 1913-1917</em>
Video: The Sideboard Gets a Facelift
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By the time it was rediscovered, this sideboard had suffered years of neglect and needed a lot of attention. This video details the painstaking techniques our conservators used to restore it and...
Video: The Sideboard Gets a Facelift
Website: Science, Art, and Technology
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Hear specialists in art history, art conservation, and the sciences discuss the connections between art, science, and technology in video clips, along with lesson plans, student projects, and self-...
Website: Science, Art, and Technology
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