The CAEM attributes a drawing to Manuel Salvador Carmona, a grat representative of the drawing and engraving in the Spanish illustration
It’s a prepratory drawing for the realization of an engraving, a “Saint Francis of Assisis” accompanied by Fray León, just before the stigmatization.
The masterful drawing has been done on laid paper. This drawing, along with two othersthat are preserved in the Royal Academy of Fine Arts os San Fernando, (place wich he was honorary director since 1762), from a beautiful series in wich the life of the saint is represented.
Participation of the CAEM in the XV Conferenza del Colore, seminar held by the Associazione Italiana Colore in Macerata (Italy)
Two papers were given under the title Recognized by their color. Modern Age pigments and dyes’ response in multi-band analysis: a visual tool for art historians and conservators and Light through color: Behavior of some historical pigments in canvases using transmitted light techniques in the visible and infrared ranges of the spectrum (TL and IRT).
During the second day of the seminar the team of the CAEM (Center d’Art d’Època Moderna) of the University of Lleida, in particular Miquel Herrero (researcher of the Department of Art History and Social History of the University of Lleida and CAEM) , Marta Raïch (image technician) Andrea La Bella (researcher) and Anna Pedret (researcher) together with the collaboration of Dr. Paola Artoni, head of the LANIAC Center (Laboratory of Analisi Diagnostic non Invasive per l’Arte antica, Moderna e Contemporanea) from the Università degli studi di Verona (Italy) have presented two investigations focused on the use of multiband techniques for the study of pigments and works of art, presenting all the positive aspects and the limits of these techniques applied to the pictorial heritage.
In addition, the researcher Miquel Herrero has collaborated in a Workshop entitled “L’Archeometria per il colore nel restauro pittorico” at the Istituto di Restauro Marche (IRM) Montecassiano (Italy).
In the presentations a more theoretical first part has been exposed, explaining the results obtained with patterns made in the CAEM laboratory, compared later with the results obtained in pieces studied in the same center.
Our specialists have been able to exchange opinions on the behavior of pigments in the various regions of the spectrum.
The agreement signed between the Madrid art gallery and the CAEM will serve to better understand some of the pieces preserved in one of the most important museums of the Spanish capital.
The Arte de Época Moderna centre and the Lázaro Galdiano Museum have signed a collaboration agreement, in order to join efforts to unravel all the secrets of part of the Madrid collection.
At the moment, it is working on three beautiful pieces, among which one of the undisputed jewels of the Museum: its beautiful adolescent Salvador, whose last attribution would place it as a work by the brush of Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, who was a disciple of Leonardo da Vinci himself.
The scientific-technical and historical-artistic research is being carried out side by side with the members of the museum, and its purpose is a mutual enrichment, whose sole aim is to get to know better part of one of the best collections of private origin in Spain.