Academic thesis

Anja Wolf: Considerations regarding the painting techniques of the canvas paintings by Max Uhlig, including the artist’s statements Back
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Abstract: The first painting under discussion showed two canvas tears. They were mended thread by thread.
The paint losses were filled and retouched. The second painting was damaged by packing materials
such as foam and paper that were stuck to the not fully dried paint layer. These extrinsic materials
could be removed or reduced. About two thirds of the third painting were covered in soot and fire
blisters of partly considerable size (up to 25cm sq). The blisters were levelled and the soot layer was thinned. The theoretical part of the diploma presents the optical investigation of eight further paintings.
During a 140 minute long interview the artist was questioned in regard to his painting materials and
methods as well as his attitude towards the conservation and restoration of his work. The theoretical part of the diploma including the transscribed artist’s interview will be made available to the “Art Archive” of the INCCA.


Keywords: Max Uhlig, painting technique, canvas tears, oil drying, packaging, fire blisters, soot, artist interview, modern art, INCCA
  • academic institution: Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Winfried Heiber
  • assistant Tutor:  Prof. Dipl. Rest. Ivo Mohrmann
  • date:  2002

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