Works of Art
Works of art on paper can include prints, drawings, pastels, watercolors,
collages and many other materials. They are generally artist's
original works, although some mass produced images, like Maxfield
Parrish illustrations, have become collectable and valuable.
Generally, works of art on paper are
classified by their media type
(charcoal, pen and ink, pastel, etc.) or their technology (block
print, lithograph, etc.) and are also more narrowly defined by
their support (handmade paper, Japanese paper, etc.). These objects
are cared for by paper conservators, some of whom have specialized
in a particular area like pastels for example.
Paintings can be made from different
media (acrylic, oil, or wax) and
different supports (canvas, board panels, or plaster). Generally,
paintings are classified by their media type or their support.
These objects are cared for by paintings conservators, some of
whom have specialized in a particular area like mural paintings
Sculpture can be made of many different
materials including glass, metal,
ceramics and textiles. Sculptures are cared for by objects conservators,
some of whom may have specialized in a specific area such as
large outdoor sculpture.
Matting and Framing
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