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Episode 16 - Translucent Color

Bernardo Daddi, Santa Reparata Before the Emperor Decius, c. 1338-40

Tempera and gold on panel, 12 ¾ x 16 in (32.4 x 40.6 cm) (detail)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Jan Van Eyck, The Arnolfini Marriage, 1434

Oil on oak, 32 14 x 23 1/2 in (82.2 x 60 cm) (detail)

National Gallery, London

Bernardo Daddi, Santa Reparata Before the Emperor Decius

Rogier van der Weyden, The Magdalen Reading, c. 1435

Oil on mahogany transferred from another panel

24 ½ x 21 ½ in (62.2 x 54.4 cm)

National Gallery, London

Taddeo Gaddi, Saint Julian, 1340s

Tempera on wood, gold ground, 21 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. (54 x 36.2 cm)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Rogier van der Weyden, Saint Luke Drawing the Virgin, c 1435 – 40

Oil and tempera on panel, 54 1/8 x 43 5/8 in (137.5 x 110.8 cm)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Recommended Reading

“The materials and technique of five paintings by Rogier van der Weyden and his Workshop,” National Gallery Technical Bulletin, 1997, Vol. 18, Early Northern European Painting (1997), pp. 68-86.

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/research/research-resources/technical-bulletin/technical-bulletin-volume-18

Conservation & Art Materials Encyclopedia Online

cameo.mfa.org

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