Researching Florentine Workshop Practice is a project that seeks to better understand fourteenth-century Florentine workshop practice and how the materials chosen by artists working in both panel painting and manuscript illumination impact the present-day appearance, stability, and conservation of these works. Scientists from the Getty Conservation Institute, working together with conservators and curators from the J. Paul Getty Museum, conducted in-depth studies of over thirty manuscript illuminations and panel paintings as one component in a multidisciplinary initiative culminating in the exhibition Florence at the Dawn of the Renaissance: Painting and Illumination, 1300–1350, on exhibit at the Getty Center from November 13, 2012 to February 10, 2013 and at the Art Gallery of Ontario from March 16 to June 13, 2013. Read More

Works on Parchment

Using noninvasive techniques for materials analysis and study

Works on Panel

Comparing techniques and materials through analysis and study

Related Materials

Materials include: books, articles, and interactives

Image Gallery

Banner image: The Ascension of Christ (detail) from the Laudario of Sant'Agnese, about 1340, Pacino di Bonaguida. Tempera and gold on parchment, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Ms. 80a, verso.

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