Dr Mark Clarke

Relevant Publications

 


Monographs   

Clarke, M. (2001) The Art of All Colours: Mediaeval Recipe Books for Painters and Illuminators. London: Archetype Publications.

     Reviewed in: Art Bulletin 84:703, Ambix 52: 89, Studies in Conservation 46: 304; JAIC 41: 189 & 291; Conservation News May 2002:15; Papier Restaurierung 4: 8.

Clarke, M. (2011) Mediaeval Painters’ Materials and Techniques: The Montpellier ‘Liber diversarum arcium’. London: Archetype Publications.

     Reviewed in: Revista de História da Arte No. I Série W: 267–9; Scriptorium, Bulletin Codicologique 2011, 2: pp. 151-2.

Clarke, M. (2016) The crafte of lymmyng and The maner of steynyng: Middle English recipes for painters, stainers, scribes, and illuminators. Oxford University Press (Early English Text Society O.S. 347)

New in 2018

Clarke, M. (2018) Tricks of the medieval trades: The Trinity Encyclopedia: A Collection of Fourteenth-Century English Craft Recipes. London: Archetype Publications.

 

Papers in international refereed journals

Clarke, M. (2001) “The analysis of medieval European manuscripts” Reviews in Conservation 2: pp. 3-17.

Clarke, M. (2002) “The analysis of manuscript pigments: why, what and how?” Gazette du livre médiéval 40 (printemps 2002): pp. 36-44.

Clarke, M. (2004) “Anglo-Saxon Manuscript Pigments” Studies in Conservation 49.4: pp. 231-244 (and cover).

Clarke, M. (2004) “Really don’t trust your eyes to identify manuscript pigments!” Gazette du livre médiéval 44 (printemps 2004): pp. 50-53.

Clarke, M. (2008) “Book satchels in early mediaeval British Isles, Gazette du livre médiéval no. 52–53 pp. 16-24.

Clarke, M. (2009) “A nineteenth-century colourman’s terminology” Studies in Conservation 54 pp. 160-9.

Clarke, M. (2012) “Recovery of effaced mediaeval recipes for painters and illuminators from Brussels Royal Library MS 10152 [circa 1200]” Bulletin de la Commission royale d’Histoire – Handelingen van de Koninklijke Commissie voor Geschiedenis 178: pp. 5–21.

Miguel, Catarina, João A. Lopes, M. Clarke and Maria João Melo (2012) “Combining infrared spectroscopy with chemometric analysis for the characterization of proteinaceous binders in medieval paints” Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, vol. 199, pp. 32–38.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemolab.2012.09.003

Miguel, C., J. Vaz Pinto, M. Clarke and M. J. Melo (2013) “The alchemy of red mercury sulphide: The production of vermilion for medieval art”, Dyes and Pigments, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dyepig.2013.10.041

 

Papers in international peer-reviewed conference proceedings

Clarke, M. (1999) “A new technique for the non-destructive identification of organic pigments, dyes and inks in–situ on early mediaeval manuscripts, using 3–D fluorescence reflectance spectroscopy” art '99 (6th. International Conference of the Associazione Italiana Prove Non Destruttive Monitoraggio Diagnostica on Non-Destructive Testing and Microanalysis for the Diagnostics and Conservation of the Cultural and Environmental Heritage), Rome, 17-20 May 1999: Vol. II, pp. 1421-1436.

Clarke, M. and M. J. Meijers [sic], (2002) “Simplification of near–infrared visualisation techniques for identifying blue pigments in situ on manuscripts” Care and conservation of manuscripts 6, Museum Tusculanum Press (University of Copenhagen), (2002): pp. 242-249 & plates XVII - XIX.

Clarke, M. (2002) “Limitations of fluorescence spectroscopy as a tool for non-destructive in situ identification of organic pigments, dyes and inks” art 2002 (7th. International Conference of the Associazione Italiana Prove Non Destruttive Monitoraggio Diagnostica (AIPnD) on ‘Non-Destructive Testing and Microanalysis for the Diagnostics and Conservation of the Cultural and Environmental Heritage’), Antwerp, 2-6 June 2002.

Clarke, M. and L. Carlyle, (2005) “Page-Image recipe databases, a new approach for accessing art technological manuscripts and rare printed sources: The Winsor & Newton archive prototype” in: I. Verger (managing ed.) Preprints of the 14th Triennial Meeting of the ICOM Committee for Conservation, The Hague, The Netherlands, September 12-16, 2005: Vol. I pp. 24-29.

Burnstock, A., I. Lanfear, K.J. van den Berg, L. Carlyle, M. Clarke, E. Hendriks and J. Kirby (2005) “Comparison of the fading and surface deterioration of red lake pigments in six paintings by Vincent van Gogh with artificially aged paint reconstructions” in: I. Verger (managing ed.) Preprints of the 14th Triennial Meeting of the ICOM Committee for Conservation, The Hague, The Netherlands, September 12-16, 2005: Vol. I pp. 459-466.

Clarke, M.,  P. Fredrickx, M.P. Colombini, A. Andreotti, J. Wouters, M. van Bommel, N. Eastaugh, V. Walsh, T. Chaplin, R. Siddall. (2005) “Pompeii Purpurissum Pigment Problems” art 2005, (8th. International Conference of the Associazione Italiana Prove Non Destruttive Monitoraggio Diagnostica (AIPnD) on ‘Non-Destructive Testing and Microanalysis for the Diagnostics and Conservation of the Cultural and Environmental Heritage’), Lecce, 15-19 May 2005.

Clarke, M. (2008) “Contemporary textual evidence for the use of pigments in Anglo-Saxon England in the absence of technical descriptions” in: J. Bridgland (managing ed.) Preprints of the 15th Triennial Meeting of the International Council of Museums - Committee for Conservation, 22-26 September 2008, New Delhi, India. Vol. I pp. 3-9.

Clarke, M. (2011) “Colours versus colorants in art history: evaluating lost manuscript yellows” Revista de História da Arte (No. I Série W: ‘Medieval colours: between beauty and meaning.’): pp. 138–151 http://revistadehistoriadaarte.wordpress.com/

Clarke, M. and Vandivere, A. (2011) “‘Purpura’ and proto-changeant: the earliest representations of shot-silk fabrics”, J. Bridgland (ed.) ICOM CC 16th Triennial Meeting of the International Council of Museums, Lisbon 2011. Almada: Critério-Produção Gráfica.

Miguel, C., Miranda, A., Lopes, J.A., Melo, M.J., and M. Clarke (2011) “A study in Scarlet – vermilion red and colour paint formulations in medieval illuminations”, J. Bridgland (ed.) ICOM CC 16th Triennial Meeting of the International Council of Museums, Lisbon 2011. Almada: Critério-Produção Gráfica.

 

Contributions to books

Clarke, M. (2003) “L’analyse de pigments in situ, et sans prelevement, dans les manuscrits medievaux: l’exemple des manuscrits Anglo-Saxons” in L’Archeometrie au Service des Monuments et des Œuvres d’art, D. Allart & P. Hoffsummer (eds.), (Dossier de la Commission Royale des Monuments, Sites et Fouilles 10), Centre Europeen d'Archeometrie, Liège: pp. 187-194.

Clarke, M. and L. Carlyle (2005) “Page-image recipe databases: a new approach to making art technological manuscripts and rare printed sources accessible” in: M. Clarke et al. (eds.) Art of the Past:  pp. 49-52.

Clarke, M. (2005) “Is gold an ingredient in Assyrian-Mesopotamian written recipes for red glass?” in: M. Clarke et al. (eds.) Art of the Past: pp. 24-32.

Clarke, M. and L. Carlyle (2006) “Recipe databases for historical oil painting materials: Winsor & Newton Archive” in: J.J. Boon and E. Ferreira (eds.) Reporting Highlights of the De Mayerne Programme: Research programme on molecular studies in conservation and technical studies in art history, The Hague: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research [NWO]: pp. 109-114.

van den Berg, K-J., A. Burnstock, L. Carlyle, M. Clarke, E. Hendriks, R. Hoppenbrouwers, J. Kirby and I. Lanfear (2006) “Fading of red lake paints after Vincent van Gogh – an interdisciplinary study involving three De Mayerne projects” in: J.J. Boon and E. Ferreira (eds.) Reporting Highlights of the De Mayerne Programme: Research programme on molecular studies in conservation and technical studies in art history, The Hague: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research [NWO]: pp. 89-96.

Clarke, M. (2008) “Asymptotically approaching the past: historiography and critical use of sources in art technological source research” in: S. Kroustallis et al. (eds.) Art Technology: Sources and Methods, London: Archetype Publications: pp. 16-22.

Clarke, M. (2008) “Nineteenth-century English artists’ colourmen’s archives as a source of technical information”, in: S. Kroustallis et al. (eds.) Art Technology : Sources and Methods, London: Archetype Publications: pp. 75-84.

Clarke, M. (2009) “Codicological indicators of practical mediaeval artists’ recipes”, in Sources and Serendipity: Testimonies of Artists’ Practice Edited by Erma Hermens and Joyce H Townsend. London: Archetype Publications, pp. 8–17 and plates 3-6.

Clarke, M.  (2009) “Writing recipes for non-specialists c.1300: The Anglo-Latin ‘Secretum Philosophorum’, Glasgow MS Hunterian 110”, in Sources and Serendipity: Testimonies of Artists’ Practice. Edited by Erma Hermens and Joyce H Townsend. London: Archetype Publications, pp. 50–64 and Plate 18.

Clarke, M. (2010) “The context of the O livro de como se fazem as cores: late mediaeval artists’ recipes books (14th–15th centuries)” in L. U. Afonso (ed.) The Materials of The Image: As Matérias da Imagem, Série Monográfica «Alberto Benveniste» 3.º Volume. Lisboa: Cátedra de Estudos Sefarditas «Alberto Benveniste» da Universidade de Lisboa: pp. 45-73.

Clarke, M. (2011) “Framing Analytical Research Questions” in: S. Neate, D. Howell, R. Ovenden and A.M. Pollard (eds.) The technological study of books and manuscripts as artefacts: Research questions and analytical solutions, British Archaeological Reports  International Series Volume 2209 (BAR S2209 2011), pp. 25–30.

Clarke, M. (2011) “Middeleeuwse miniaturen” in: H. Westgeest et al. (eds.) Kunsttechnieken in historisch perspectief. Turnhout: Brepols. pp. 126-137.  

Clarke (2012) “Reworking and re-use : adaptation and use in workshop texts” in: S. Eyb-Green et al. (eds) The Artist’s Process: Technology and Interpretation, London, Archetype Publications, pp. 27-31.

Clarke (2012) “A unique 12th-century illuminator’s treatise: an original composition incorporated in the Brussels Compendium Artis Picturae in: S. Eyb-Green et al. (eds) The Artist’s Process: Technology and Interpretation, London, Archetype Publications, pp. 54-59.

Nadolny, J., M. Clarke, E. Hermens, A. Massing, and L. Carlyle (2012)  “Art technological source research: documentary sources on European painting to the twentieth century, with appendices I–VII” in: Joyce Hill Stoner and Rebecca Rushfield (eds.) The Conservation of Easel Paintings. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 3–32.

Miguel, C., A. Miranda, M. Oliveira, M.J. Melo, and M. Clarke (2012) ‘“The book on how one makes colours of all shades in order to illuminate books” revisited’ in: S. Eyb-Green et al. (eds) The Artist’s Process: Technology and Interpretation, London, Archetype Publications, pp. 60-66 and plate 15.

Clarke, M. (2012) “‘Fatto d’Archimia’: alchemy and artificial pigments”, in S. Kroustallis  and M. del Egido (eds.) Fatto d’archimia: Los pigmentos artificiales en las técnicas pictóricas. Madrid: Ministerio de Education, Cultura y Deporte, pp. 13–23.

Vandivere, A. and M. Clarke (2012) “Changing Drapery, Recipes and Practice” in: M. De Mey, M.P.J. Martens and C. Stroo (eds.) Vision & Material: Interaction between Art and Science in Jan van Eyck’s Time. Brussels: KVAB Press (Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten), pp. 235–253.

Clarke, M. (2012) “Transmission of artist’s technical texts: Status quaestionis” in: M. Clarke et al. (eds.) Transmission of Artists’ Knowledge. Brussels: Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten, pp.19–24.

Clarke, M. (2013) “Recovering the medieval palette” in: Philip Ball, Mark Clarke and Carinna Parraman, ed. Phoebe Stubbs: Colour in the Making: From Old Wisdom to New Brilliance, London: Black Dog Publishing, pp. 44-57.

Clarke, M. (2013) “The earliest technical recipes: Assyrian recipes, Greek chemical treatises and the Mappae clavicula text family” in: R. Córdoba (ed.) Craft treatises and handbooks: the dissemination of technical knowledge in the Middle Ages. Turnhout: Brepols. pp. 9-31

Clarke, M. (2013) “Late mediaeval artists’ recipe books (14th-15th centuries)” in: R. Córdoba (ed.) Craft treatises and handbooks: the dissemination of technical knowledge in the Middle Ages. Turnhout: Brepols. pp. 33-53.

Clarke, M. (2014) “Reworking Theophilus: adaptation and use in workshop texts”, in: A. Speer et al. (eds.) Zwischen Kunsthandwerk und Kunst: Die ‘Schedula diversarum artium’ (Miscellanea Mediaevalia Band 37). Berlin–Boston: W. de Gruyter, pp. 72-89.

Clarke, M. (2014) “Dioscorides as an art technological source” in: H. Dubois et al. (eds.) Making and Transforming Art: Technology and Interpretation, pp. 1-9.

 Clarke, M. and A. Wallert  (2014) “Academy and workshop: medieval transmission of late antique knowledge” in: H. Dubois et al. (eds.) Making and Transforming Art: Technology and Interpretation, London: Archetype Publications pp. 10-15.

Broecke, L. and M. Clarke. (2016) “What’s Wrong with Thompson’s Cennino?” in: S. Eyb-Green et al. (eds.) Sources on Art Technology: Back to Basics, London: Archetype Publications pp. 65-69.

Clarke, M., P. Fredrickx, L. Speleers, I. Vanden Berghe, J. Wouters (2017) “Comparative studies of 17th-century Netherlandish red lake glazes in the Oranjezaal, Palace Huis ten Bosch” [Presented at Dyes in History and Archaeology 22, 2003], in: J. Kirby (ed.) The Diversity of Dyes in History and Archaeology, London: Archetype Publications, pp. 162-174.

Clarke, M. (forthcoming 2018) in: “Recipes and reception: late Medieval english colour recipes and amateur illuminators” S. Panayotova and P. Ricciardi (eds.) Manuscripts in the Making: Art and Science, London and Turnhout: Harvey Miller/Brepols.

 

 

Books edited

Clarke, M. and J. Boon (eds.) (2003) MolArt: A multidisciplinary NWO Prioriteit project on Molecular Aspects of Ageing in Painted Works of Art: Final report and highlights 1995-2002. Amsterdam: FOM Institute AMOLF.

Clarke, M., A. Stijnman, J.H. Townsend (eds.) (2005) Art of the Past — Sources and Reconstructions. London: Archetype Publications.

Eyb-Green, S., J.H. Townsend, M. Clarke, J. Nadolny and S. Kroustallis (eds.) (2012) The Artist’s Process: Technology and Interpretation, London, Archetype Publications.

Miranda, A., M.J. Melo and M. Clarke (eds.) (2011) Medieval colours: between beauty and meaning (número especial: Revista de História da Arte No. I Série W).

Clarke, M., B. De Munck and S. Dupré (eds.) (2012) Transmission of Artists’ Knowledge. Brussels: Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten.

 

Other

Clarke, M. (2000) “Life & Career: Old Master” Science, Careers           2000_12_01/noDOI.7738902542676882900

Clarke, M. (2002) “Seeking the invisible: Forensic science at the Parker Library” Medieval Academy News No. 144 (winter 2002) p. 8.

Clarke, M. (2003) “New science and old books: technical examination of Arab manuscripts in Dallas” Impuls year 32 no. 143 pp. 29-31.

Clarke, M. (2007) Review of: “Der »Liber illuministarum« aus Kloster Tegernsee” Ambix Vol. 54, Part 2, July 2007 pp. 219-221.

Clarke, M. (2007) Review of: “Artists’ Pigments 4” and “Natural Dyes”, ICON News, September 2007 pp. 33-4.

Clarke, M. (2007) ‘Pentimenti’: D.V. Thompson’s corrections to his translation of Cennini.’ http://www.clericus.org/pentimenti.htm

English and Italian versions :

http://letteraturaartistica.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/mark-clarke-pentimenti-riflessioni-di.html?q=pentimenti

Clarke, M. (2009) Review of: “Medieval Painting in Northern Europe” Studies in Conservation Vol. 53 No. 4 pp. 300-1.

Clarke, M. and A. Stijnman (2010, 2012) “Around Theophilus: an expert meeting towards new standards in Theophilus scholarship” Yearbook of the Herzog-August-Bibliothek Wolfenbütteler Bibliotheks-Informationen for 2010. Reprinted in: S. Eyb-Green et al. (eds) The Artist’s Process: Technology and Interpretation, London, Archetype Publications, pp. 215–7.

Clarke, M. (2014) ‘The Archaeology of the Book: Formulating Analytical Research Questions’, e-conservation Journal 2 pp. 10-16.

 

Digital resource

Clarke, M. (managing editor), et al. (2005, 2008) Winsor & Newton Archive of 19th Century Artists’ materials. [Database of manuscript recipes for manufacturing artists’ materials, including page-images, detailed content analysis of each recipe, and glossary of terminology.] 1st ed. (2005) 9,500 recipes in 11,000 pages, 2nd ed. (2008) 15,000 recipes in 17,000 pages.