Veronese's Paintings in the National Gallery, Techniques and Materials: Part II
Nicholas Penny, Ashok Roy and Marika Spring
Technical Bulletin Volume 17, 1996
A number of works from the 1570s are examined. The four 'Allegories of Love' – Unfaithfulness, Scorn, Respect and Happy Union – were likely to have been ceiling paintings, and have common techniques, including many 16th-century Venetian ones for painting on canvas; they are less closely related to fresco painting than once thought. Colour changes have occurred due to lining of the canvases: loss of red lakes, loss of blue in the sky, and inconsistent fading of green glazes. The materials and techniques of The Dream of Saint Helena and The Adoration of the Kings are described in detail.
artists' materials, fading, National Gallery (London), oil paintings, painting techniques, Paolo Veronese
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Penny, N., Roy, A., Spring, M. 'Veronese's Paintings in the National Gallery, Techniques and Materials: Part II'. National Gallery Technical Bulletin Vol 17, pp 32–55.
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