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Conservation and Restoration

Technical Art History

Painters' supports and studio practices of Rembrandt, Dou and Vermeer

prof. dr. J. (Jørgen) Wadum

Professor emiritus

Dissertation based on publications,  including the following:

Introduction

Discoursing Artworks. The Multiple Faces of Conservation Documentation

Part I: Supports and their making, meaning and protection

"The Winter Room at Rosenborg Castle: A Unique Survival of Antwerp Mass-Production", in Apollo CXXVIII (1988), pp. 82-87.

"The Antwerp Brand on Paintings on Panels", in E. Hermens (ed.) Looking Through Paintings. The Study of Painting Techniques and Materials in Support of Art Historical Research. Leids Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek XI (1998), pp. 179-198.

"Historical Overview of Panel-Making Techniques in the Northern Countries", in K. Dardes & A. Rothe (eds.)

The Structural Conservation of Panel Paintings. Proceedings of a Symposium at the J. Paul Getty Museum, 24-28 Apri/1995, Los Angeles 1998, pp. 149-177.

"Microclimate Boxes for Panel Paintings", in K. Dardes & A. Rothe (eds.) The Structural Conservation of Panel Paintings. Proceedings of a Symposium at the J. Paul Getty Museum, 24-28 April 1995, Los Angeles 1998, pp.497-524.

"Peeter Stas: An Antwerp Coppersmith and his Marks", in A. Roy & P. Smith (eds.) Painting Techniques History, Materials and Studio Practice. Contributions to the /lC 17th International Congress Dublin 7-11 September 1998, Dublin 1998, pp. 140-144.

"Antwerp Copper Plates", in M. Komanecky (ed.) Copper as Canvas. Two centuries of Masterpiece Paintings on Copper 1525-1775, New York and Oxford 1999, pp. 93-116.

Part II: Studio practices of Vermeer, Rembrandt and Dou

"Dou doesn't paint, oh no, he juggles with his brush. Gerrit Dou a Rembrandtesque 'Fijnschi/der", in

ARTMATTERS - Netherlands Technical Studies in Art I (2002), pp. 62-77.
"Rembrandt under the Skin. The Mauritshuis Portrait of Rembrandt with Gorget in retrospect", in Oud

Holland CXIV (2000), pp. 164-187.
"Vermeer in Perspective", in exh.cat. Johannes Vermeer, Washington (National Gallery of Art) and

The Hague ( Mauritshuis), 1995-1996, pp. 67-79.
"Contours of Vermeer", in I. Gaskel and M. Jonker (eds.) Vermeer Studies. Studies in the History of Art,

LV (1998) - Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Symposium Papers XXXIII, pp. 201-223. 

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