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Anthonis Mor: Technical Info on the National Portrait Gallery Website

Alway a delight to find this kind of information.

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Pigment Analysis in Paintings: Titian, Velazquez, Rembrandt

I always enjoy have some idea of the kinds of pigments used to create a certain color, especially if multiple layers are involved.  I stumbled upon a website that has some nice presentations on this very topic.  As an example, Titian’s Bacchus and Ariadne.

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Track the Lives of the Old Masters

There is a very clever new website called eVasari: you can trace the timeline, travels and pictures of many different artists… even several together. Attached is a search I did that shows how the lifetimes of Leonardo, Michelangelo and Titian overlap. Really cool.

You can find it here.

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The Pigment Compendium on Google Books

If you are doing research on unfamiliar names of pigments, then this is the resource you need:

The Pigment Compendium by Nicholas Eastuagh, Valentine Walsh, Tracey Chaplin and Ruth Siddall.

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A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings Online

the-rembrandt-databaseFor those familiar with Ernst van de Wetering’s Rembrandt – The Painter at Work and the Rembrandt Research Project, you may also be aware of the six-part series of Rembrandt books entitled A Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings.

If you’re not interested in paying the going rate for an actual volume (Volume I is currently selling for around $1,200 on Amazon), then there is reason to rejoice:

The first five volumes of the Corpus are available as free digital downloads on a website launched in 2012 called The Rembrandt Database.

I only just found it yesterday, so it seems a worthy cause to help spread the word.