JAIC 1977, Volume 17, Number 1, Article 1 (pp. 01 to 08)
HELMUT RUHEMANN'S INPAINTING TECHNIQUES
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.