Technical Art History

I was invited to participate in the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Summer Institute in Technical Art History organized by the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts in 2014. The session was dedicated to study of materials and processes used in artist’s books. As I discussed in a post on the workshop’s blog, there are many resources in NYC for folks interested in learning historical techniques first-hand. In my dissertation research on Paul Gauguin, I examine early precursors of the artist book, such as Le Corbeau (1875), a French translation of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” by Stéphane Mallarmé that was illustrated by Edouard Manet.