Title

Counting fragments, and Frenhofer’s paradox

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

British Journal of Aesthetics

Publication Date

1999

Volume

39

Issue

1

First Page

14

Last Page

23

Abstract

It is quite common to draw a distinction between complete and unfinished works of art. For example, it is uncontroversial to think that Vermeer had actually completed View of Delft before inept restorers added layers of coloured varnish to give the picture an antique quality, and there is very good evidence to support the related claim that the artist had not finished the work before he effected several pentimenti, including the painting over of a figure in the foreground on the right. Such beliefs oriented a costly and elaborate restoration that was begun in 1994 and terminated two years later.

DOI

10.1093/bjaesthetics/39.1.14

Print ISSN

00070904

E-ISSN

14682842

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Recommended Citation

Livingston, P. (1999). Counting fragments, and Frenhofer’s paradox. The British Journal of Aesthetics, 39(1), 14-23. doi: 10.1093/bjaesthetics/39.1.14