JAIC 1999, Volume 38, Number 2, Article 1 (pp. 100 to 123)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1999, Volume 38, Number 2, Article 1 (pp. 100 to 123)

BLUE PIGMENTS IN SOUTH AMERICAN PAINTING (1610–1780)

ALICIA M. SELDES, JOS╔ EMILIO BURUC┌A, MARTA S. MAIER, GONZALO ABAD, ANDREA J┴UREGUI, & GABRIELA SIRACUSANO


ABSTRACT—This article shows the results reached by an interdisciplinary team of chemists and art historians following studies of the use of blue pigments in a group of 106 paintings done in the Andes region during the colonial period (1610–1780). It describes the methods employed and the results obtained in the analysis of these pigments, along with important observations on the historical dimension of the practices developed by South American artists of that period.
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Article Sections:

1. PAINTING IN THE ANDES: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
2. RESEARCH BACKGROUND
3. RESULTS
4. BLUE PIGMENTS EMPLOYED SINGLY AND EXCLUSIVELY: INDIVIDUAL PAINTINGS AND THEMATICAL SERIES
5. BLUE PIGMENTS MIXED ON THE PALETTE BEFORE SPREADING IN A SINGLE LAYER OF PAINT
6. CONCLUSIONS
1. APPENDIX: WORKS STUDIED
2. BLUE PIGMENTS EMPLOYED SINGLY AND EXCLUSIVELY: INDIVIDUAL PAINTINGS AND THEMATICAL SERIES
3. BLUE PIGMENTS COMBINED IN DIFFERENT LAYERS OF PAINT
4. BLUE PIGMENTS MIXED ONT HE PALETTE BEFORE SPREADING IN A SINGLE LAYER OF PAINT
a: Appendix , Notes , References , Author Information
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