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Hackney, Stephen
On canvas : preserving the structure of paintings / Stephen Hackney.
Los Angeles : The Getty Conservation Institute, [2020]
Physical Description:
viii, 248 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Reference Library
ND1570 .H33 2020 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
Note: Please contact the Reference Library to schedule an appointment [Email ycba.reference@yale.edu]

Includes bibliographical references and index.
"An examination of the history, practice, and conservation of painting on canvas"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Terms:
Artists' materials.
Artists' materials.
Painting -- Conservation and restoration.
Painting -- Conservation and restoration.
Painting -- Technique -- History.
Painting -- Technique.
Painting -- Technique.

  • Structure and history
  • Preparation of a canvas for painting
  • Component layers
  • Artists' materials suppliers
  • Practical advice to artists
  • Innovative painting supports
  • Texture and aesthetic properties
  • Painting on canvas and historic examples
  • Mediums and supports in western art
  • Tuchlein: early european paintings on canvas
  • Venetian paintings on canvas
  • Seventeenth-century netherlandish paintings on canvas
  • Nineteenth-century british paintings on canvas
  • Twentieth-century paintings on canvas
  • Production of woven textiles for painting
  • Flax
  • Flax fibers under the microscope
  • Linen
  • Hemp
  • Cotton
  • Lining: history and developments
  • Glue lining
  • Wax-resin lining
  • Synthetic adhesives
  • Stretchers
  • Marouflage
  • Research on structural treatment
  • Properties and aging
  • Mechanical properties of canvas, ground, and size layers
  • Mechanical properties
  • Biaxial stretching
  • Shear stresses
  • Effects of temperature
  • Behavior of canvas paintings in response to RH change
  • Mechanics of the size layer
  • Mechanical modeling of paintings
  • Moisture and high temperature in paint morphology
  • Rates of moisture response of materials
  • Implications of rh measurement in museum environments
  • The structure of cellulose and its aging in canvas
  • Structure of plant cell walls and microfibrils in bast fibers
  • Absorption of water
  • Noncellulose components
  • Aging of canvas
  • Color changes from intermittent light exposure
  • Acidity
  • Assessing the condition of a canvas
  • Preventing acidity and hydrolysis
  • Preventing oxidation
  • Drying, curing, and aging of oil grounds and paints
  • Oil grounds
  • Autoxidation
  • Aging of dried oil grounds
  • Physical deterioration of paintings on canvas
  • Cracking of oil grounds on canvas
  • Physical effect of the size layer
  • Impacts
  • Long-term relaxation effects
  • Alkyd paints and grounds
  • Acrylic grounds
  • Delamination of paint and ground from sized canvas
  • Artist practice and delamination of paint layers
  • Drying contraction cracks
  • Conservation
  • Collections care
  • History of pollution, glazing, and backboards
  • Museum air-conditioning
  • Preventive conservation
  • Organization
  • Loan and transport of paintings
  • Microclimate frames
  • Internally generated gaseous and volatile pollutants
  • Structural treatments and readily reversible interventions
  • Moisture treatments
  • Consolidation
  • Traditional water-soluble consolidants
  • Tear mending
  • Deacidification
  • Readily reversible canvas treatments
  • Conclusions.