The second segment of this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features the fourth of four segments on the Getty Conservation Institute’s work on Jackson Pollock’s landmark Mural (1943). The painting is in the collection of the University of Iowa Museum of Art.
On the program, GCI conservator Laura Rivers updates us on the work done on the painting and what Getty scientists learned about the creation of the artwork.
With the conservation of Mural complete, the painting will be on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from this coming Tuesday, March 11 through June 1. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue that details the conservation of the painting (above). Amazon lists it at $20.
See more images of art discussed on the show.
Our copies of Jackson Pollock’s Mural have arrived! The book features a beautiful fold-out image of the painting, as well as numerous details of Mural, allowing the reader to *almost* have the experience of seeing the newly restored painting in person. And if you’re in Los Angeles, come and see the real thing at The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, March 11th through June 1st, 2014.
"@artinstitutechi: Don’t think they’re gonna make it! MT @terahlynle: @artinstitutechi mummies arrived @UChicagoMed for their CT scans."
Veiled chameleon, (Chamaeleo calyptratus), prepared with a process called diaphonization, or clearing and staining. The specimen undergoes a series of chemical baths including submersion in a digestive enzyme to render the tissues transparent. It is eventually placed in a soliton of alizarin, a highly pigmented red dye that bonds to the bones, and afterwards is preserved in glycerin.
Conservator Emeritus Gary Frost teaching about the mid 19th century iron Columbian Press during a UI Center for the Book class last night. If you want to get a look at this beauty, it is on display right outside the doors of Special Collections & University Archives on the third floor of the Main Library!
Ryder’s House, Edward Hopper
Egon Schiele, Sitzende in Unterwäsche, Rückenansicht, 1917