The project proved Amiet’s use of egg/oil tempera in 1899. Furthermore it has provided new analytical tools and strategies for the identification of tempera binding media in tiny microsamples from paintings and has shed light into environmentally induced chemical alterations in tempera paints.
The project was supported by:
State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (contribution in the framework of COST-D42)
- Swiss Re, Zürich
Violaine de Villemereuil, Nadim C. Scherrer, Stefan Zumbühl, Karoline Beltinger, Ester S. B. Ferreira, «Tempera paints in the late 19th / early 20th century works by Cuno Amiet. An interdisciplinary approach», Abstract in the proceedings of the EU-Artech final symposium Van Gogh and Contemporaries, 14–15 May 2009
Ester S.B. Ferreira, Karin Wyss, Violaine de Villemereuil, Karoline Beltinger, Federica Marone, Nadim C. Scherrer and Stefan Zumbühl, «The role of reconstructions in the identification of a wax/resin/gum tempera binder developed by Hermann Urban in 1901 and used by Cuno Amiet in 1902», in: Painting in Tempera, c. 1900, Karoline Beltinger and Jilleen Nadolny (eds) (KUNSTmaterial 4), Schweizerisches Institut für Kunstwissenschaft, Zürich / Archetype, London, 2016, pp. 205–227