Wax-resin lining treatments in the 20th century were chosen specifically for many of the 19th century Danish Golden Age paintings on canvas to counteract their suspected response to moisture. This is a study of the response of painting samples and mock-ups to changing relative humidity (RH) before and after wax-resin lining using tests of uniaxially restrained samples in cycled RH. Contrary to the usual assumptions, both new wax-resin lined samples and a 47-year-old lining showed markedly increased force levels at high levels of RH, suggesting that the effects of wax-resin linings have not been fully understood.
Comparativ, 2014, Vol 23, Issue 4/5, p. 21-46
International organisations; global governance; civilising mission; dublering; voks-harpiks; krympning; lining; painting; wax-resin; moisture response; canvas