Title :

The technique of the mural paintings in the choir of Angers cathedral

Authors :
DEMAILLY, Sylvie ; HUGON, Paulette ; STEFANAGGI, Marcel ; NOWIK, Witold ;
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 :
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Describes studies carried out on mural paintings in the choir of Angers cathedral, dating from the middle of the 13th c. The Laboratoire de Recherche des Monuments Historiques undertook analyses on all the paintings in order to determine the technique. The analyses related to the pigments, the stratigraphy and the binders. Several methods of analysis were used, notably gas-chromatography combined with mass-spectrometry, which allowed confirmation of observations made by other methods in relation to the binders. It was found that the paint layers, laid directly on the stone or with a very thin coat of lead white preparation, were applied using linseed oil as a medium. To complement these studies, statistical analysis of all the samples allowed a grouping of the results obtained for the different variants of the technique. At the same time, art-historical studies enabled a relation to be made between the technique and old treatises and to other paintings of the Gothic period. ;
Pagination/Size :
pl. 1-8; 11 ill. (8 col.); diagrams; plans ;
Topic :
French keywords :
Analyse scientifique ; Angers (FRA), S. Maurice (cathédrale) ; France ; Liant ; Méthodologie ; Peinture ; Peinture (matière) ; Peinture murale ; Technique ; 1200-1300 ;
Descriptors :
Angers (FRA), S. Maurice (cathedral) ; Binders (materials) ; France ; Methodology ; Mural painting ; Paint ; Painting ; Scientific analysis ; Technique ; 1200-1300 ;
Document type :
Communication de congrès ;
INIST identifier :
24980943 ;
ISBN 0950052582 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
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