Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 2:36 PM
Site: International Fine Art Academy
Course: International Fine Art Academy (International Fine Art Academy)
Glossary: Fine Art Glossary
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Paint Loss

Paint Loss: The absence of paint in areas where it was previously located, due to age and other influences.

Painting

The practice of applying pigment combined with a binding agent to a surface such as paper, canvas, wood, glass or other.

Painting Varnished

Painting Varnished: During the restoration process, the restorer will often varnish the surface of an oil or acrylic painting to protect the image from dirt, dust, smoke, grease, or other pollutants.

Patina

The result of natural or artificial oxidation on a surface, which produces corrosion, texture, or a thin layer of color that can range in hue. In bronze sculpture, patina specifically refers to the alteration of the surface by the sculptor with acid or other chemicals.

Photography

The art of recording images by capturing light on surfaces sensitized by a chemical process.

Print / Casting Year

Works of art produced in an edition, such as prints, sculpture, and photography can have a second applicable date. For example, a photograph might have been taken in 1932, but printed or re-printed in 1975 from the original negative.

Print / Casting Year:

 Works of art produced in an edition, such as prints, sculpture, and photography can have a second applicable date. For example, a photograph might have been taken in 1932, but printed or re-printed in 1975 from the original negative.

Provenance

The history or exact record of ownership for a work of art. The provenance of a work of art helps museum staff, curators, gallerists and auction houses determine valuation and authenticity.

Publications

 Any publication in which either the specific work of art or artist was noted. 

Publisher

The printer or foundry that produces an artist's work in multiples (i.e., an edition). For example, Atelier Mourlot of Paris, France, was the publisher for Pablo Picasso's prints.