Interactions of Water with Paintings

Editors  Rhiannon ClarricoatesHelen DowdingAdèle Wright

This volume contains the papers presented at the ICON Paintings Group conference 'Wet Paint - Interactions between Water and Paintings' held in Edinburgh on 12th October 2018.

Water has long been regarded as a valued tool in conservation, utilised in the manufacture of materials and harnessed in various forms to suit conservation purposes. Paradoxically, however, it is also a potential agent of deterioration and even disaster. New avenues of research have led many conservators to explore the possibility of using aqueous materials such as gels as alternative treatments, but water can also be the cause, either directly or indirectly, of condition problems in supports, paint and varnish layers: in extreme cases water can all but destroy paintings entirely. The papers in this volume examine these different forms of interaction and their implications for conservators.

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ISBN 9781909492691
Binding Paperback
Dimensions 174 x 244mm
Pages 121
Published May 2019
Price £32.50