Cut from the Same Cloth: Comparing and Contrasting Two Pastels by Edouard Manet
AbstractOver the past few years, the Art Institute of Chicago, has focused on digital formats (online scholarly catalogues) as a methodology to systematically study and publish on its collection. The subject of one of the catalogues, Edouard Manet, offered the opportunity to complete a brief technical examination of the two artist’s pastels on canvas that belong to The Art Institute of Chicago, Man with a Dog and Portrait of Alphonse Maureau. This paper compares and contrasts these two artworks. Previously thought to be dissimilar, the artworks actually present surprising correlations in terms of materials and methods of execution. In some cases, the insights gained though study of the artist’s materials overturn historical assumptions about Manet's pastels on canvas supports and explain the peculiar condition issues that characterize these artworks.
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FREEMAN, Rachel. Cut from the Same Cloth: Comparing and Contrasting Two Pastels by Edouard Manet. Selected Proceedings of Advances in Conservation, [S.l.], nov. 2017. Available at: <http://epubs.utah.edu/index.php/waac/article/view/4029>. Date accessed: 24 feb. 2018.