New Art Materials for a New World
Eleonora Del Federico
Lisa Banner, History of Art and Design
Adelaide Steinfeld, BFA HAD ’20
Dr. Nick Barbi, nSynergies, Inc.
Prof. Alexej Jerschow, NYU
Elvia Liporace, NYU
Dr. Renato Miracco, Curator
Alissa Yong, NYU
The research team especially wishes to acknowledge the contributions and support of Cindie Kehlet, Carole Sirovich, Margaret Dy-So, Sarah Nunberg, Chris Jensen, Daniele De Pontes, Mark Beckman, Gaetano Pesce, Thomas Schutte, STEAMplant, the Stockman Family Foundation, and the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. In addition, we wish to acknowledge the work of Pratt alumni Megan Welchel, BA HAD ’10; Amelia Catalano, BA HAD ’11; and Gary Cullen, MFA Fine Arts ’05.
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Mathematics and Science
In the early 20th century there was a call to experiment with new materials and break free from the long-standing traditional methods of artmaking. This call was a reaction to the great technological advances taking place at the time.
In this study we present the results of a scientific investigation of the early Isolani collection through the use of x-ray and infrared technology.
The purpose of this work is to better understand the material makeup of Isolani’s paintings and sculptures as he explored new materials.