Topics: Lifecycle of a Paintng
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A painting does not stop evolving. From the moment an artist’s brush first touches the canvas, to the time the varnish is applied, and during exposure to the elements over centuries, a painting is constantly changing in its chemical composition and, in turn, its appearance. In this course students will explore the chemical changes in paintings and the impact those change have on the composition of a piece and how the art is perceived. Students should expect a non-traditional course structure, spending time in the classroom and laboratory each day. Students will have access to the laboratory from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on January 21, 22, 26, and 27 to complete an independent analysis of a painting using techniques and instrumentation used by art conservators. There will be four 1.5 hour off-campus tours of local art museums (January 9, 16, 23, and 26 – times do not appear in schedule) and a 2-day instrument training workshop (January 13-14), so students should refer to the class schedule before registering. NOTE: This course has a $250 fee. For more detail, click here. Prerequisite: CHEM 3240 or instructor permission
O'Donnell, Deanna, "CHEM3980-01.Topics: Lifecycle of a Paintng.J15.O'Donnell,Deanna" (2015). Syllabi. 4384.