Sharpening Perceptions

(Tuesday) (Sunday)

An exhibition of copies of paintings in The Fitzwilliam Museum made by students at the Hamilton Kerr Institute as part of their training to become painting conservators. The copies will be displayed alongside the original paintings. They are not intended to look the same as the original but to show how it was made, with areas of bare canvas or panel, priming layers, drawing, etc. The areas that are brought to completion show how the original may have looked before pigments faded. The act of copying focuses the student’s attention and helps them see things in paintings that casual observers might easily miss.

 



 

Image: Copy by Spike Bucklow of Jan Van Os, Flowers and Fruit

 

The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
CB2 1RB Cambridge
United kingdom
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Sharpening Perceptions The Fitzwilliam Museum Main address: The Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street CB2 1RB Cambridge, United kingdom The Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street CB2 1RB Cambridge, United kingdom An exhibition of copies of paintings in The Fitzwilliam Museum made by students at the Hamilton Kerr Institute as part of their training to become painting conservators. The copies will be displayed alongside the original paintings. They are not intended to look the same as the original but to show how it was made, with areas of bare canvas or panel, priming layers, drawing, etc. The areas that are brought to completion show how the original may have looked before pigments faded. The act of copying focuses the student’s attention and helps them see things in paintings that casual observers might easily miss.

 



 

Image: Copy by Spike Bucklow of Jan Van Os, Flowers and Fruit

 
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