Conservation of Modern Oil Paintings

Editors: van den Berg, K.J., Bonaduce, I., Burnstock, A., Ormsby, B., Scharff, M., Carlyle, L., Heydenreich, G., Keune, K. (Eds.)

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  • Covers the characterization of modern-contemporary oil paints and paint surfaces 
  • Investigates softening and dripping paints in contemporary oil paintings 
  • Focuses on how knowledge is transferred from conservators to researchers and vice versa
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Artists’ oil paints have become increasingly complex and diverse in the 20th Century, applied by artists in a variety of ways. This has led to a number of issues that pose increasing difficulties to conservators and collection keepers. A deeper knowledge of the artists’ intent as well as processes associated with material changes in paintings is important to conservation, which is almost always a compromise between material preservation and aesthetics.

This volume represents 46 peer-reviewed papers presented at the Conference of Modern Oil Paints held in Amsterdam in 2018. The book contains a compilation of articles on oil paints and paintings in the 20th Century, partly presenting the outcome of the European JPI project ‘Cleaning of Modern Oil Paints’. It is also a follow-up on ‘Issues in Contemporary Oil Paint’ (Springer, 2014).

The chapters cover a range of themes and topics such as: patents and paint manufacturing in the 20th Century; characterization of modern-contemporary oil paints and paint surfaces; artists’ materials and techniques; the artists’ voice and influence on perception of curators, conservators and scientists; model studies on paint degradation and long term stability; approaches to conservation of oil paintings; practical surface treatment and display.

The book will help conservators and curators recognise problems and interpret visual changes on paintings, which in turn give a more solid basis for decisions on the treatment of these paintings. 

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Table of contents (46 chapters)

Table of contents (46 chapters)
  • Challenges in Research: Connecting Scientific Analysis with Conservation Practice

    Pages 1-10

    Burnstock, Aviva (et al.)

  • Evaluating Cleaning Systems for Use on Water Sensitive Modern Oil Paints: A Comparative Study

    Pages 11-35

    Ormsby, B. (et al.)

  • Pigment Surface Treatments: 20th and 21st Century Industrial Techniques and Strategies for their Detection

    Pages 39-60

    Salis Gomes, Carolina (et al.)

  • Meet the Future: The Creation of New Pigments

    Pages 61-75

    Keijzer, Matthijs

  • Zinc Oxide in Oil-Based House Paint: Insights from a Paint Chemist’s Notebook Dated 1949

    Pages 77-85

    Carter, Anne (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conservation of Modern Oil Paintings
Editors
  • Klaas Jan van den Berg
  • Ilaria Bonaduce
  • Aviva Burnstock
  • Bronwyn Ormsby
  • Mikkel Scharff
  • Leslie Carlyle
  • Gunnar Heydenreich
  • Katrien Keune
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19254-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19254-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19253-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 606
Number of Illustrations
67 b/w illustrations, 179 illustrations in colour
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