Expression and Sensibility: Art Technological Sources and the Rise of Modernism, Christoph Krekel, Joyce H. Townsend, Sigrid Eyb-Green, Jo Kirby και Kathrin Pilz επιμ. Marilena Pateraki
The period between 1850 and 1940 is characterised by completely new artistic ideas and concepts as well as the introduction of many new products such as tubes of oil, tempera-based paints, synthetic organic pigments etc. offered by artists’ colourmen, and industrial product ranges including metallic pigments. Some artists – often unfamiliar with the technical properties and qualities of ready-made products – reacted to these developments by introducing innovative artistic techniques while others reintroduced technical concepts that were considered obsolete by established institutions, or originated from non-European civilisations. There was a revival of interest in medieval and antique art technological sources, and German paint technologists in particular became involved with artists’ materials, their use and studies of their material properties.
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