Drawing in Silver and Gold

Drawing in Silver and Gold

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From the Middle Ages to the present, master draftsmen have used the technique of metalpoint to create some of the most beautiful and technically accomplished drawings in the history of art. Drawing in Silver and Gold examines the history of this evocative medium, in which a metal stylus is used on a specially prepared surface to create lines of astonishing delicacy. This beautifully illustrated book examines the practice of metalpoint over six centuries, in the work of artists ranging from Leonardo, DA¼rer, and Rembrandt to Otto Dix and Jasper Johns. A team of authorsa€”curators, conservators, scientistsa€”address variations in technique across time and between different schools, incorporating new scientific analysis, revealing patterns of use, and providing a rare demonstration of the medium's range and versatility. They reappraise famous metalpoints of the Renaissance and shed new light on infrequently studied periods, such as the seventeenth century and the Victorian silverpoint revival. A new examination of an exquisite but not thoroughly understood medium, Drawing in Silver and Gold offers fresh interpretations of a practice central to the history of drawing and will serve as the most authoritative reference on metalpoints for years to come. Exhibition schedule: National Gallery of Art - http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/exhibitions/2015/leonardo-to-jasper-johns.html, May 3a€“July 26, 2015 The British Museum, September 10a€“December 6, 2015The examples discussed here illustrate how technical research can illuminate existing art historical information. ... See Janet Ambers, Catherine Higgitt, and David Saunders, eds., Italian Renaissance Drawings: Technical Examination and Analysis (London, 2010). ... 5 (2013): 62a€“78, http://www.artmattersjournal.org/ images/past_ issues/volume_5/06-AM-Wallert-v2.pdf (accessed April 16, 2014).

Title:Drawing in Silver and Gold
Author:Hugo Chapman, Stacey Sell
Publisher:Princeton University Press - 2015-05-26


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