A New Look: Samuel F. B. Morse's Gallery Of The Louvre

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Known today primarily for his role in the development of the electromagnetic telegraph and Morse code, Samuel F. B. Morse began his career as a painter. His monumental Gallery of the Louvre was the culmination of a three-year period of study in Europe. For his canvas, Morse selected masterpieces from the Musee du Louvre's collection and "reinstalled" them in one of the museum's grandest spaces, the Salon Carr, envisioning that space as a workshop in which individuals study, sketch, and copy from his imagined assemblage. Morse exhibited the painting only twice, in New York and New Haven, where it was highly praised by critics and connoisseurs but rejected by the public. Crushed by the response, Morse soon ceased painting altogether, moving on to his more successful experiments in communications technology. Close to two hundred years later, Gallery of the Louvre underwent a six month conservation treatment in the studio of American painting specialists Lance Mayer and Gay Myers. The treatment was intended to study Morse's technical processes, and to repair damages that had occurred over time. This video documents the conservation, which yielded numerous insights into the story of the painting's creation, including how Morse employed experimental techniques and materials in the construction of his composition and how his methods and the rigors of transatlantic travel caused damages that necessitated extensive repairs probably undertaken by the artist himself before the painting's first public exhibition. Featuring interviews with conservators, curators, and other specialists, this 30-minute video shares exciting new information about one of the most lauded American paintings of the early nineteenth century.


Studio Name: Microcinema International
Rating: Not Rated
Format: DVD
Run Time (in minutes): 30 minutes
Language: English
Audio Tracks: AC, Digital Sound
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.24
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.5 x 5.5 x 7.44

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