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ARTECHNE – Technique in the Arts, 1500-1950

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How to Read Early Modern Instructions for Gold- and Silversmiths

* This blog was originally published on Shells and Pebbles on 24 October 2016* By Thijs Hagendijk A fresh bag of Brussels sand had just been opened while six academics stood behind a workbench, feeling and touching the sand as if it had just arrived from Mars. In fact, I was about to start my first…

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Creating and Integrating a Database – Work in Progress

*This blog was originally published on The Recipes Project on 14 July 2016* By Marieke Hendriksen As mentioned in the post introducing the ARTECHNE project at Utrecht University last month, we are in the process of creating a database containing recipes, artist handbooks, and art theoretical texts that can clarify the development of the use of the…

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Gerard Dou, Man Writing by an Easel. c. 1631-32. 31.5 x 25 cm, oil on panel. Private collection

Introducing ARTECHNE – Technique in the Arts, 1500-1950

*This blog was originally published on The Recipes Project on 30/07/2016* By Sven Dupré and Marieke Hendriksen What is ‘technique’ in the visual and decorative arts? And how is ‘technique’ transmitted? Those are the central questions of ARTECHNE, a five-year project supported by the European Research Council, and led by Sven Dupré, that started at…

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