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Technical examination of virgin surrounded by flowers, by Jan Van Kessel I
Examen técnico de Virgen rodeada de flores, de Jan van Kessel I

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Barbosa, Carlota and Calvo, Ana and Frade, José and Parra, Enrique (2014) Technical examination of virgin surrounded by flowers, by Jan Van Kessel I. In 3rd International Congress on Chemistry for Cultural Heritage, 1- 5 Julio 2014, Viena. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Technical examination allied to the conservation treatment of Virgin Surrounded by Flowers provided a deep knowledge to the main questions posed by this painting: Which materials (pigments, fillers and mediums) are present at the Virgin Surrounded by Flowers? Did van Kessel follow the painting practice documented on 17th century treatises? Is this work a collaboration of artists regulated by the Antwerp Guild? If it is a collaboration of artists, which artists participated?
To answer these questions it was required several exams and analytical methods such as: ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) photography, IR reflectography, radiography, optical microscopy (OM), staining tests, gas chromatography, scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive x-ray spectrometry (SEM-EDX), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), to further supplement the technical evidence from the painting.

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Los exámenes técnicos junto con los tratamientos de conservación aplicados a la Virgen rodeada de flores han proporcionado un profundo conocimiento de las principales cuestiones que planteaba esta pintura: ¿Qué materiales (pigmentos, cargas y aglutinantes están presentes en la obra?; ¿Siguió van Kessel las prácticas documentadas en los tratados del siglo XVII?; ¿Es un trabajo de colaboración de artistas regulado por el gremio de Amberes?; ¿Si es una colaboración, qué artistas participaron? Para contestar a estas cuestiones se realizaron diferentes exámenes y análisis como: fotografías de ultravioleta (UV) e infrarrojo (IR), reflectografía IR, radiografía, microscopía óptica (MO), tinciones, cromatografía de gases, microscopía electrónica de barrido con espectrometría por dispersión de energía (SEM-EDX), especroscopía infrarroja por transformada de Fourier (FTIR).

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
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Es un póster presentado en el 3rd International Congress on Chemistry for Cultural Heritage

Uncontrolled Keywords:Conservation, painting, Jan van Kessel, technical examination, scientific analysis
Palabras clave (otros idiomas):Conservación, pintura, Jan van Kessel, examen técnico, análisis
Subjects:Humanities > Fine Arts
Humanities > Art history > Baroque art
Humanities > Fine Arts > Conservation and restoration
Humanities > Fine Arts > Painting
ID Code:29784
Deposited On:11 May 2015 11:16
Last Modified:11 May 2015 11:16

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