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Thursday, 23. June 2011

Mapping


Computer-based representations are important aids to evaluating visual observations. They permit the combination of entered observations on various levels and a relating of these to one another.

These excerpts of the lower left corner of “Acanthes” provide examples of a few technical phenomena and damage.

 
Image taken in perpendicular lighting.
 
Image taken in UV range. The strokes of paint application to the paper sheets are clearly visible.
 
Image taken in UV range. The strokes of paint application to the paper sheets are clearly visible.
 
The pinholes were made when the shapes and background paper were affixed to the studio wall (marked in red). They indicate where and to what extent Matisse altered the composition.
 
The pencil lines with the aid of which the forms were traced on the background are partially visible (blue lines).
 
Traces of adhesive from mounting the forms on the background are visible around the shapes (yellow areas). Further adhesive traces in the margins stem from later restorations.
 
The numerous creases were made when the work was rolled up for earlier shipments (green lines).