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The Science of Art, Part 4: Is It "Real"?


Wednesday, October 28, 2015


04:30 PM–07:00 PM

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The Science of Art, Part 4: Is It "Real"?

In this series of four workshops, Walters conservators, scientists, and educators explore the many connections between science and art. Each session will introduce participants to the examination techniques used by conservators and scientists in the care and treatment of works of art from the Walters’ collection. Register for the series and save!

Using examples from the paintings collection, participants will focus on distinguishing an authentic Renaissance work from a forgery. While an painting might appear characteristic of the 14th to the 17th century , the materials that produced the work might actually date from a later era. Participants will learn how conservators analyze the materials and specific details in a painting to detect clues that lead to the discovery of fakes.

Refunds will not be given if you are unable to attend the program for which you have registered.

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