Working with the International Council of Museums (Conservation Committee) he co-founded the international working group on Art Technological Source Research, studying historical technical texts. He has made a particular study of artists' recipe books, and has published a study and extensive catalogue of mediaeval artists' recipe books The Art of All Colours, an edition and translation of the Montpellier Liber diversarum arcium, and an edited corpus of Middle English recipes for painters, stainers, scribes, and illuminators.
He is an invited associate professor of Technical Art History in the Department of Conservation and Restoration, Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
| About Mark Clarke
Research and Expertise
|Publications by Mark Clarke|
Artists' Recipe Books
| The Montpellier Manuscript [Publication Details]
"Liber diversarum arcium", a 14th century painter's manual
| New publication 2016 |
The crafte of lymmyng and The maner of steynyng
Middle English recipes for painters, stainers, scribes, and illuminators
|Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Invited Associate Professor, Technical Art History, Department of Conservation and Restoration
| Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Guest researcher, "The Co-Transmission of Mediaeval Paint Recipes as an Indicator of the Inter-Penetration of Colour Theory, Artists' Practical Knowledge and Domestic Science"
| VLAC Fellowship
Innovative adaptation by the "Flemish Primitives" of pre-existing techniques of oil painting, as revealed by artists' recipe manuscripts c.1350-c.1550
| Impact of Oil
A history of oil painting in the Low Countries and its consequences for the visual arts, 1350-1550
| Art Technological Source Research
International Council of Museums, Conservation Committee, Working Group ATSR
| Winsor & Newton Project
Database of 19th century commercial paint recipes
| The "Secretum Philosophorum"
The English 'Dangerous Book for Boys' of c.1300: the seven liberal arts made mechanical
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