A Closer Look: Deceptions and Discoveries Marjorie E. Wieseman

Series:
A Closer Look
Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
31 Aug 2010
ISBN:
9781857094862
Imprint:
National Gallery London
Dimensions:
96 pages: 210 x 146mm
Illustrations:
90 color illus.

Categories:

How do experts spot masterpieces? Paintings are not always signed or noted in historical records, so how can we tell an obscure gem from an altered image? Scientists, conservators and art historians use a range of methods to examine the physical nature of pictures and unravel their hidden histories. Through a series of intriguing examples and clearly explained processes, this new addition to the National Gallery’s popular Closer Look series will draw the reader into the complex issues—not all of them fully resolved—confronted by gallery professionals.

Marjorie E. Wieseman is Curator of Dutch Painting at the National Gallery, London, and co-author of Dutch Painting, Drawn by the Brush, and Perfect Likeness.

"An excellent series, 'A Closer Look at...', which guides us through the collections of the National Gallery...so lavishly illustrated, they represent very good value for money indeed"
-Michael Glover, The Independent