Modern Paint Damage Atlas
Welcome to the Modern Paint Damage Atlas!This website has been designed for those who work with, use, or are interested in modern paints and the various degradation phenomena that can be found in paints and on paintings since the invention of the portable paint tube.
20th century paintings are a dynamic field for conservators, curators and conservation scientists. Questions regarding the readability of paintings, experience and the artist’s intent go hand in hand with material technical and conservation questions, even more so than traditional artworks. How is the visual surface affected by the material composition? What are the underlying causes of changes we see in paint, and therefore in artworks, and to what extent can conservation techniques slow down, halt or reverse unwanted changes?
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