Riddle of the Image Spike Bucklow

ISBN: 9781322182810

Published: January 1st 2014

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302 pages


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Riddle of the Image  by  Spike Bucklow

Riddle of the Image by Spike Bucklow
January 1st 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 302 pages | ISBN: 9781322182810 | 8.50 Mb

From monumental church mosaics to fresco wall-paintings, the medieval period produced some of the most impressive art in history. But how, in a world without the array of technology and access to materials that we now have, did artists produce suchMoreFrom monumental church mosaics to fresco wall-paintings, the medieval period produced some of the most impressive art in history. But how, in a world without the array of technology and access to materials that we now have, did artists produce such incredible works, often on an unbelievably large scale?

InThe Riddle of the Image, research scientist and art restorer Spike Bucklow discovers the actual materials and methods that lie behind the production of historical paintings.Examining the science of the tools and resources, as well as the techniques of medieval artists, Bucklow adds new layers to our understanding and appreciation of paintings in particular and medieval art more generally.

He uses case studies includingThe Wilton Diptych, one of the most popular paintings in the National Gallery in London and the altarpiece in front of which English monarchs were crowned for centuries and analyses of these works, presenting previously unpublished technical details that shed new light on the mysteries of medieval artists.

The first account to examine this subject in depth for a general audience, The Riddle of the Imageis a beautifully illustrated look at the production of medieval paintings.



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