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HAD-600I Materials & Techniques of Venetian Art (Venice)

3 Credits

Students participating in Pratt in Venice are introduced to issues and bibliography relating to this subject. Through the good offices of the Universita Internazaionale dell'Arte, students visit the main restoration studio of the Soprintendenza in Venice as well as current restoration sites and the laboratory of the Kress Foundation. The Cini Foundation Library provides abundant support. Each participant selects a problem in Venetian materials and techniques to study through early descriptions and restorers' journals and, to the extent possible, experiments with the material/technique in the studio. This course may be taken twice (in succeeding summers) by degree candidates in art history.