Wells, Thereza (2006) Looking into Leonardo: The examination of the Madonna of the Yarnwinder. Universal Leonardo.
|Type of Research:||Other|
In 2002 I commenced the coordination and interpretation of the most comprehensive scientific examinations ever carried out on Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Lansdowne’ Madonna of the Yarnwinder. What the analyses reveal , explanations of the processes by which features of the painting are uncovered and my interpretation of them were made publicly accessible through the research section of the Universal Leonardo web site. In 1991 the painting underwent an infra-red examination as part of an exhibition I took part in for the National Gallery of Scotland. However it was not until 2002 that the owner of the Lansdowne painting allowed it to undergo comprehensive examination under the guidance of the Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Florence with the collaboration of scientific departments in Florence, Rome and Perugia. Such a comprehensive analysis had not been undertaken on a Leonardo painting before. The aim was to discover as much as possible about the materials used by Leonardo, his approach to composing a painting, and his working methods.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||RAE2008 UoA63|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins|
|Date:||7 October 2006|
|Date Deposited:||04 Dec 2009 13:58|
|Last Modified:||05 May 2011 15:23|
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