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13 Apr 2012: Lauren Laverne at Tate Britain

Posted by Tate, 13 April 2012


Gazes returned: the technical examination of early English panel painting, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut, 13 April – 29 July

early seventeenth century portrait, a girl posed formally in a red dress with a large frill, in a feigned oval, dark background
Paul van Somer, ca. 1576–1621, Flemish, active in Britain (from 1616), A Young Girl, ca. 1615, Oil on panel, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection, B1973.1.57

“Art in focus is an annual Yale student-guide exhibition. In 2012 the exhibition is on view from April 13 28 [sic] through July 29. The student curators of the exhibition are Hannah Flato, Ilana Harris-Babou, Yidan Li, Yuxiu Zhong.” (from the YCBA catalogue)

“The four student curators worked with the conservation department to choose the theme of the exhibit, as well as the paintings that would be put on display, assistant paintings conservator Jessica David said. She added that the students each chose a different approach to translating conservation techniques into a display, such as examining the pieces’ historical context, structural support, complexity of the paint layers or use of technological equipment.” (Yale News, 18 July 2012)