A Closer Look

A Closer Look

Deceptions and Discoveries

Paperback - 2010
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How do experts spot masterpieces? Paintings are not always signed or documented, so how can one tell an obscure gem from an altered image? Scientists, conservators and art historians use a range of methods to examine the physical nature of pictures and unravel their hidden histories. Through a series of examples and clearly explained processes, this brand new guide will draw the reader into the complex issues confronted by gallery professionals.
Publisher: London : National Gallery Co. ; [New Haven, Conn.] : Distributed by Yale University Press, 2010.
ISBN: 9781857094862
Characteristics: 95 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.


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