RETOUCHING MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY
by Rachel Barker
The workshop will provide an overview of materials and techniques that can be used to retouch modern and contemporary painted surfaces.
The topics will include:
- An introduction to the retouching of modern paintings
- Materials for retouching unvarnished modern paint surfaces
- Case-studies: retouching challenging modern paintings including the retouching of Rothko’s ‘Untitled, Black on Maroon’
- Interviewing artists
- Law & Restoration: the restoration treatment of modern and contemporary paintings
28th – 30th April 2020 | SRAL Studios
The three day workshop will mix aspects of theory and practice, allowing participants to put into practice theoretical concepts addressed in lectures. A variety of retouching materials (commercial colours, pigments and binders) will be explored in order to reflect on comparative scenarios faced by conservators retouching modern and contemporary artworks. The participants will be encouraged to bring problems from their own practice with them in order to find solutions for individual cases. Round-table discussion sessions will be used to provide further insight and illustrate case studies.
19-12-2019 Technical Art History Colloquium invitation
19-12-2019 Registration Form Rachel Barker