Jackson Pollock's Drip Paintings: Tracing the Introduction of Alkyds Through Non-invasive Analysis of Mid-1940s Paintings
Achromes: An Initial Investigation into the Chemical and Technical Characterization of the Artist's Materials
Concetti spaziali by Lucio Fontana: A Historical-artistic and Technical Study
Josef Albers' Use of 20th Century Pigments: A Non-invasive Analytical Approach
From Identification to a New Insight of Preservation Theory for Contemporary Art: Innovative Approaches to Complex Care in Alina Szapocznikow Case Studies
The Colors of Lina Bo Bardi: Analytical Investigations of Lina's Felt-tip Pens
“Art is Not Science”: A Study of Materials and Techniques in Five of Enrico Baj's
On Video Art Preservation: A Conversation with Fabrizio Plessi
Arte Concreto Invención: Towards Industrialized Surface Aesthetics
Judith Lauand: Art and Technology of a Brazilian Concrete Painter
A New Substance Under the Sun: How Synthetic Polymers Were Selected and Transformed Into Works of Art by Ângelo de Sousa, Julião Sarmento and Lourdes Castro
Miquel Barceló: The Rotten and the Waste as a Fundamental Part of the Process
Explosive Beauty: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang
Hockney, Hume and Chandra: Surface, Change and Conservation
The Deep Meaning of Poetry: Eduardo Kac's Art of the Fundamental Processes
When Surgery Meets Conservation: The Treatment of the Multi-material Sculpture
Love Me by Sarah Lucas
Diagrams, Technology and New Materials: The Scientific Nature of Loris Cecchini's Artworks
Painting with Acrylics: José Gutiérrez, Gunther Gerzso and the Material Innovation in Mexican Contemporary Painting
Painted Surfaces in Contemporary Architecture
About this book
Science and art are increasingly interconnected in the activities of the study and conservation of works of art. Science plays a key role in cultural heritage, from developing new analytical techniques for studying the art, to investigating new ways of preserving the materials for the future.
Following on from the 2014 title Science and Art: The Painted Surface, this book consists of a series of chapters written together by scientists, art historians, conservators, curators and artists dedicated to conservation, execution techniques, languages and conceptual topics. Science and Art: The Contemporary Painted Surface largely covers execution techniques, material’s conservation and languages of artists, representative of twelve different countries, all protagonists of the development of innovative significant techniques and methodologies.
The book opens with a focus on widely historicized artists, such as Jackson Pollock, Lucio Fontana, Enrico Baj, Piero Manzoni and Joseph Albers. Its core is dedicated to the work of major worldwide renowned living artists, in a perspective that, while considering the Sixties as the historical starting point of contemporaneity, does not neglect to offer a view on the work done in the immediately preceding years. Several interviews with artists are included. Final chapters are dedicated to contemporary design, net art, and painted surfaces in contemporary architecture.
Presented in an easily readable form for a large audience, the book guides readers into new areas uncovered by the link between science and art, and will be of interest to artists, art historians and curators, as well as those who appreciate art.
Reviews of Science and Art: The Painted Surface
'Science and Art provides an excellent read for art historians, who will instantly recognise the famous pieces that have been studied, while giving them insight into how a painting was constructed, what it is made from, or how the colours would have looked when they were freshly painted.'
Chemistry World, 6 November 2014
'Science and Art is recommended for students, teachers, and the general public who are interested in chemistry or other sciences and art, as well as applications of the former to the latter.'
J. Chem. Educ., 2016, 93(5), 810–810