ART CRITICISM FROM A LABORATORY by Alan Burroughs

ART CRITICISM FROM A LABORATORY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An art book with a scientific angle, -- what the X-ray, ultraviolet and infra-red rays, the microscope, and microchemistry, etc., have shown about disputed paintings -- and accepted ones. How it is possible to trace a painter's thoughts and ideas from the disclosures the instruments bring about, how forgeries and copies have been brought to light, and where the master's hand is detectable in other than signed paintings and vice versa. Rembrandt, Titian, Rubens, Van Eyck, Robert Campin, Leonardo da Vinci, and other masters' works come under discussion, and the story, the brushwork, paint, original plan of the picture, makes an interesting departure from the usual books on art. It's an essential for art libraries, and a good buy for art schools and students and for the layman with some interest in painting.

Pub Date: Nov. 10th, 1938
Publisher: Little, Brown