Looking over the painter’s shoulder

Monday, November 30, 2009 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Just microns below their paint surface lies a wealth of information on Old Master Paintings. Hidden layers can include the underdrawing, the underpainting or compositional alterations by the artist. All too often artists simply re-used their canvases and painted a new composition on top. Thus, a look through the paint layer provides a look over the painter’s shoulder. I will discuss case different subsurface imaging techniques and present case studies from the work of Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt.
Speaker: 
Joris Dik
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 214