Daphne Barbour
Daphne Barbour is senior object conservator at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Barbour, Daphne
Barbour, Daphne
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Description: Facture: Conservation Science Art History Volume 3: Degas
When Edgar Degas (1834–1917) died in September 1917, his art was left scattered throughout the three floors of his apartment and studio...
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PublisherNational Gallery of Art
Description: Facture: Conservation Science Art History Volume 3: Degas
This volume of Facture, a biennial journal that presents the latest conservation research on works of art at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, focuses exclusively on conservation treatment, technical art history, and scientific research related to masterpieces by the beloved French artist Edgar Degas (1834–1917).  The National Gallery’s extraordinary collection of sculptures, paintings, and works on paper by Degas, including an incomparable group of his wax sculptures—among them his iconic Little Dancer Aged Fourteen—allows the institution to contribute significantly to understanding the artist’s methods and intentions. This volume features discussions of the notion of “finish” in Degas’s paintings, the complex makeup of his wax sculptures, the casting of posthumous bronzes, his innovative use of multiple layers of pastel and fixative in a late work on paper, and even a sonnet that Degas wrote to his “little dancer.”
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Print publication date August 2017 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300230116
EISBN 9780300257540
Illustrations 149
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Description: Facture: Conservation Science Art History Volume 2: Art in Context
Perhaps the greatest and most prolific sculptor of his time, Auguste Rodin (1840 – 1917) profited from technological advances in late nineteenth-century bronze-casting practices to serialize his sculpture...
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PublisherNational Gallery of Art
Description: Facture: Conservation Science Art History Volume 2: Art in Context
Facture presents the latest conservation research on masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, spanning the early Renaissance through the present and encompassing a range of media.  Volume 2 examines great art of two very different eras—the Italian Renaissance and the 20th century—and puts in new contexts works such as Giotto’s  Madonna and Child,  bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin, watercolors by John Marin, early paintings by Andy Warhol, and  Mark Rothko’s multiforms, which mark the birth of his abstraction.  Seven essays are illustrated with outstandingly detailed photography and share a common approach. They each begin with meticulous material and analytical study of the work and then place the findings in a broader historical context, providing new perspectives on well-known works.  A fascinating contribution to interdisciplinary scholarship on art, this publication extends a tradition of fostering dialogue among art historians, scientists, and conservators in the international community.


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Print publication date September 2015 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300217087
EISBN 9780300256994
Illustrations 116
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Description: Facture: Conservation Science Art History Volume 1: Renaissance Masterworks
With this volume, the National Gallery of Art introduces a journal presenting the latest conservation research on works in its collection. Named for “the manner in which things are made,” Facture addresses aspects of conservation from treatment and technical art history to scientific research.

The inaugural volume focuses on great works of the Renaissance, studying sculpture, painting, and drawing from various points of view. With the publication of this biennial journal, the National Gallery maintains a tradition of fostering dialogue among art historians, scientists, and conservators working in the international museum community.


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Print publication date October 2013 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300197426
EISBN 9780300256987
Illustrations 190
Print Status in print