Retouching glass plate negatives. What do old manuals say?

  • Catarina Cortes Pereira CITAR, Escola das Artes, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal
  • Laura Castro CITAR, Escola das Artes, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal

Resumo

This paper aims to present a study of old photographic retouching manuals which is part of a research project on the retouching of gelatin silver glass plate negatives from Portuguese photographic collections from the first half of the twentieth century. Several contemporary authors of various nationalities were studied. Differences in approach to retouching have been explored in terms of techniques and materials, particularly as the authors addressed issues such as ethics and the legitimacy of photo retouching, as well as the relationship of photography to the other arts.

Biografias do Autor

Catarina Cortes Pereira, CITAR, Escola das Artes, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal

Presently a Researcher and PhD student at the School of Arts, CITAR, Catholic University of Porto. She holds a Master degree in a Master in Science in Conservation by Nova of Lisbon in 2013 and a degree in Art - Conservation and Restoration of Paintings by School of Arts of the Portuguese Catholic University in 2007. Fellow in Conservation and Restoration at the Laboratory HERCULES, University of Évora from 2013 to 2015. In Spain, 2009, she obtained training and internship at the Conservation and Restoration Institute of Valencia in the Documents department.

Laura Castro, CITAR, Escola das Artes, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal
Director of the School of Arts of the Portuguese Catholic University and Assistant Professor. Researcher at the Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR) in the same School. She holds a PhD in Art History by the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto in 2010 and a Master degree and Master in Art History from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Nova of Lisbon in 1993 and a degree in the same area by the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto in 1985. Member of the Portuguese Association of Art Historians and of the International Association of Art Critics.
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2018-04-23
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