Facture: Conservation, Science, Art History

Volume 3: Degas

Edited by Daphne Barbour and Suzanne Quillen Lomax

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This volume of Facture, a biennial journal that presents the latest conservation research on works of art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, focuses exclusively on conservation treatment, technical art history, and scientific research related to masterpieces by the beloved French artist Edgar Degas (1834–1917).  The National Gallery’s extraordinary collection of sculptures, paintings, and works on paper by Degas, including an incomparable group of his wax sculptures—among them his iconic Little Dancer Aged Fourteen—allows the institution to contribute significantly to understanding the artist’s methods and intentions. This volume features discussions of the notion of “finish” in Degas’s paintings, the complex makeup of his wax sculptures, the casting of posthumous bronzes, his innovative use of multiple layers of pastel and fixative in a late work on paper, and even a sonnet that Degas wrote to his “little dancer.”

Daphne Barbour is senior object conservator at the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Suzanne Quillen Lomax is senior conservation scientist at the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

 
 
ISBN: 9780300230116
Publication Date: August 15, 2017
Co-publisher: Distributed for the National Gallery of Art, Washington
196 pages, 8 x 11
162 color illus.
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