Let the Material Talk: Technology of Late-Medieval Cologne Panel Painting
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, Doerner Institut, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (eds)
Illustrations: 500 colour
This book, published in association with the Doerner Institut, is the English language edition of Die Sprache des Materials, published by Deutscher Kunstverlag, and presents the results of a pioneering interdisciplinary research project into Cologne panel painting between 1400 and 1450. The Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud in Cologne and the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen along with the Doerner Institut in Munich spent three years examining almost 30 single- and multiple-panel works using the latest imaging and analytical techniques, obtaining significant insights not least into the dating of the paintings and the links between the workshops that produced them.
Detailed scientific contributions, an extensive catalogue section, mappings and numerous illustrations cast light on the works of art in a whole variety of exciting ways, demonstrating the extent of the interaction between the findings of art technology, science and art history.