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Title :

The life of a painter : technical information in painters' biographies and autobiographies published in Britain 1820-1940

Author :
WOODCOCK, Sally ;
Conference :
Painting techniques : history, materials and studio practice : contributions to the Dublin Congress 7-11 September 1998; London; International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
A large number of artists' autobiographies and biographies were published between 1820 and 1940. Although they frequently provide only a limited amount of technical information these works can be some of the few eyewitness accounts of artists' methods, materials and attitudes to their art, as the artist's papers were often destroyed subsquent to publication. The accuracy of these reminiscences, often written in advanced old age, should not be assumed, but in some cases it is possible to verify the information they contain against surviving correspondence, commercial evidence in artists' colourmen's archives, and technical examination and analysis of works of art. An appendix gives an additional selected bibliography of painters' autobiographies, biographies and reminiscences published in Britain between 1820-1940. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Atelier d'artiste ; Autobiographie ; Bibliographie ; Biographie ; Grande-Bretagne ; Matériel d'artiste ; Peintres ; Peinture ; Technique ; Vie artistique ; 1800-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Artistic life ; Artists' materials ; Artists' studios ; Autobiography ; Bibliographies ; Biography ; Great Britain ; Painters ; Painting ; Technique ; 1800-2000 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24980986 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0950052582 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;