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The Triple Helix of Tang Dynasty Mural Painting Study: Art History, Archaeology and Materials Conservation

T Eckfeld, T Zhou (ed.)

The Commercial Press (HK) | Published : 2017

Abstract

Deep understanding of Tang Dynasty tomb mural painting can only be achieved through multi-disciplinary study using a ‘triple helix’ approach combining archaeology, materials conservation and art history. Cooperation between these three professions and their particular disciplinary perspectives can provide comprehensive insight into the mural paintings and reflect their original state as the combined product of patrons, artists, architects and engineers. This paper discusses how a triple helix approach may answer some of the more challenging questions about the murals, including the identity of the painters, workshop practices, methods of production and painting techniques, and shed light o..

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