Beneath the Surface: Examining paintings at the National Gallery

Date

From 25 October 2014

Place

Moscow
Beneath the Surface: Examining paintings at the National GalleryBeneath the Surface: Examining paintings at the National Gallery

Description

Lecture and workshop 

BENEATH THE SURFACE: EXAMINING PAINTINGS AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY
Lecture by David Peggie

Saturday October 25, 13:00–14:30
Garage Education Center
Admission free, registration is required.  


Sunday October 26, 15:00-16:30
Garage Education Center
Admission free, registration is required. 

 

In this talk, Dr David Peggie, scientific analyst at London’s National Gallery for over eight years, will introduce the work of the gallery’s scientific department, from the analysis of the materials found in paintings to some of the stories behind the works themselves.

Scientific research into the materials and technology of Old Master paintings has been conducted at the National Gallery for over half a century. The investigation of pigments, paints, varnishes, and conservation materials provides important information on the chemical and physical behavior of both the original materials used in the works of art and any later additions that may be present. 

Peggie will discuss how 'behind-the-scenes' scientific work is used to provide art historians, curators, and conservators with the most accurate information possible about the material composition of the paintings, and how this is used to inform decisions about their care and display, ensuring that generations to come will enjoy these magnificent paintings.

 
 

BENEATH THE SURFACE
Workshop 

Saturday, October 25, 14:30 – 16:00
Garage Education Center
Admission free, but advance registration required. Spaces are limited.

Sunday, October 26, 16:30-18:00
Garage Education Center
Admission free, but advance registration required. Spaces are limited. 

 

This workshop provides a hands-on experience for participants to see for themselves how science and art can be closely interlinked. Attendees will be given the chance to run the type of tests that David Peggie discusses in his lecture, and to and analyze the results. 

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