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Mummies, arsenic, finger prints and lace sound like key works in a crime novel, but they have provided unlikely sources for some of the most beautiful and desirable painting materials or means with which to achieve the right effect. The subject of this talk is new research in the relatively recent discipline of technical art history, which is revealing some surprising tricks and tools used by painters – perhaps more than artists such as Reynolds, Chardin or Vermeer might have wished us to know.

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Mummies, arsenic, finger prints and lace sound like key works in a crime novel, but they have provided unlikely sources for some of the most beautiful and desirable painting materials or means with which to achieve the right effect. The subject of this talk is new research in the relatively recent discipline of technical art history, which is revealing some surprising tricks and tools used by painters – perhaps more than artists such as Reynolds, Chardin or Vermeer might have wished us to know.

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    Arsenic and Lace – Secret Methods of Old Master Painters

    Arsenic and Lace – Secret Methods of Old Master Painters

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