Jennifer Plyler

Graduate Assistant, Digital Humanities, Academic Year 2012-2013
PhD Student, Seventeenth-Century Dutch and Flemish Art
office: 4205 Art-Sociology Building

We often rely on descriptions or summaries of scientific data when researching a painting. But it is helpful to have some background knowledge of paint sampling and pigment analysis - what the general appearance and structure of a sample tell us about the pigments used, changes made to the painting over time, and the likelihood of conclusively proving authorship. Jennifer Plyler is focusing on how modules, delivered either via app or webpage, on technical resources for understanding paint sampling and pigment analysis, printmaking, canvas re-lining and panel/ canvas transfer, will help graduate students expand their capacity for understanding the creation of works of art as well as enhance undergraduates experience in the classroom.