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108 fingerprints in the paint and the expert eye
Coffee talks
Fingerprints in the Paint and the Expert Eye
Monday, November 11
What questions does the specialist ask when poised before the canvas and how do they deal with surprises? This panel relay their own stories of the unexpected and the often-thrilling path of discovery when examining an object, and debate how an expert’s eye can extract information about authorship, an artist’s working method, and the original intent of a picture. What do we learn from close looking? And what is the role of connoisseurship in modern day museum and market practice?