The Introduction and Movement of New Paiting Materials in Portugal in the 19th Century

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Type: 
Master, Doctorate and Post-Doctorate
Main researcher: 
no information
Abstract: 

The aim of this project is to reconstitute the process of the introduction of new materials in easel painting, which took place in Portugal in the 19th century, as a result of industrialisation and the commercialisation processes then being developed, and to assess their impact on contemporary art. The hitherto unprecedented approach will be executed from various perspectives, namely research into written sources on the teaching and practice of painting techniques in 19th century Portugal; the technical literature circulating in Portugal during that century; the study of formats of the works, the types of support and makers’ or sellers’ marks and the pigments used by Portuguese painters, particularly in the first half of the century. Acquiring this new information, sadly deficient at the moment, will contribute useful elements for history of art and conservation and restoration interventions, namely in cases of dating, authenticity and detection of non-original elements in the painting.

Activities: 

36 months (on-going)


State: 
Ongoing
Research group: 
Conservation Research
Summary: 

The aim of this project is to reconstitute the process of the introduction of new materials in easel painting, which took place in Portugal in the 19th century, as a result of industrialisation and the commercialisation processes then being developed, and to assess their impact on contemporary art.
05/2014