Weie: Chrmical Characterization and Behavior

Projekter: ProjektForskning



Edward Weie’s painting Faun and Nymph is considered one of the Danish modernism’s masterpieces, and it has been on almost permanent display since it was acquired by SMK in 1943.

It has however has suffered severe fading and the hair of one of the main figures, the Nymph, has faded almost completely from dark reddish-brown to white.

The project is a study of Edward Weie’s painting, in order describe the degree of deterioration and correlate this to the chemical characterization of the pigments and coloring agents in the paint layer - thus to better understand the current state of the painting.
Effektiv start/slut dato01/10/201331/12/2020