Course detail

Applied Technology of Painting 3

FaVU-ATP3Acad. year: 2020/2021

The course will focus on the possibilities of applied research in the field of painting materials. Students will get acquainted with adequate technologies and basics of measuring procedures. Attention will be focused on the analysis of pigments and other materials that occur in paints. The measurement techniques used will be spectrometry (measurement of remission and transmission characteristics of materials using a spectral photometer) and refractometry (measurement of the refractive index of light of solid and translucent materials). Furthermore, paints and materials will be analysed using microscopy and PH measurements.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will gain advanced knowledge of paints (and their components), both in terms of their materiality and in the context of painting practice and philosophy (colour theory). Students will acquire the basic competencies necessary for their own research of painting materials.

Prerequisites

The initial prerequisite is an intense interest in painting technology, and the patience and systematicity necessary for laboratory work.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

LEARNER, Thomas J. S.; SMITHEN, P.; KRUEGER J. W.; SCHILLING, M. R. (eds.). Modern Paints Uncovered: Proceedings from the Modern Paints Uncovered Symposium. Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute, 2007.
LEARNER, Thomas J. S. Analysis of modern paints. Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute, 2004.
WITTGENSTEIN, L.; ANSCOMBE, G. E. M. (ed.). Poznámky o barvách. Praha: Filosofia, 2010.
GOETHE, J. W. von. Theory of Colours. https://www.gutenberg.org/files/50572/50572-h/50572-h.htm

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching will combine theoretical lectures and practical exercises in the laboratory.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit is awarded on the basis of active participation in teaching and fulfilment of partial tasks.

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Below are the basic topics covered during the semester. Each topic will be given an introductory lecture, followed with briefing and a series of exercises focused on measuring and analysing various parameters of painterly materials. The specific choice of materials will always to some extent reflect the specific technological needs of individual students resulting from their current work.
1. Introduction to measuring techniques and basics of measuring procedures: microscopy, refractometry, spectrometry, PH measurement, spreadability measurement, etc. Preparation of relevant samples for measurement, methods of recording measurements and observations.
2. Pigments: measurement of wavelengths, observation of structures, measurement of light refraction, lightfastness, and reactions to acidic and basic environments, etc. Analysis of special effect pigments and consideration of their use for artistic purposes.
3. Binders: gloss measurement, viscosity measurement, light refractive index measurement, PH measurement, pigment-substrate binder relationship analysis.
4. Backgrounds: analysis of the structure of the background and its significance for the visual impression of the resulting painting.

Aims

The objective of the course is to expand knowledge and practical experience in the field of applied research of painting materials. The course should provide students with basic training so that in the future they can carry out their own research painting materials for the needs of their own artistic practice.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance is mandatory (80%). Missed classes can be replaced by an individually assigned task in agreement with the teacher.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VUM Master's

    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-D , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-VT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective
    branch VU-IDT , 2. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, elective

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

8 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

18 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer