JAIC 1977, Volume 17, Number 1, Article 1 (pp. 01 to 08)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1977, Volume 17, Number 1, Article 1 (pp. 01 to 08)

HELMUT RUHEMANN'S INPAINTING TECHNIQUES

Bettina Jessell


ABSTRACT—Ruhemann's philosophy of inpainting is discussed, including his belief in the role of the conservator as connoisseur. Materials for filling losses, inpainting and varnishing tempera and oil paintings are given, along with methods of their application. The author lists pigments she finds useful to achieve specific effects, and demonstrates that it is essential for the conservator to imitate the methods of the artist in order to inpaint successfully.

Article Sections:

1. INTRODUCTION
2. CHOICE OF TECHNIQUE OF INPAINTING
3. CONNOISSEURSHIP FUNDAMENTAL TO SUCCESSFUL INPAINTING
4. QUALITY
5. INPAINTING IN LAYERS TO PRESERVE QUALITY
6. FILLING
7. INPAINTING MEDIA
8. PIGMENTS
9. COLOR MATCHING IN OIL PAINTINGS
10. INPAINTING A DAMAGE IN AN OIL PAINTING
11. INPAINTING A DAMAGE IN AN EARLY TEMPERA PAINTING
12. TYPES OF DAMAGE IN AN OIL PAINTING
13. HOW INPAINTING AFFECTS QUALITY
14. VARNISHING
15. CONCLUSION
16. DESCRIPTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS
a: References
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