The value of recreating the artistic process

In the March 22, 2016 issue of The Wall Street Journal (“A Down-and-Dirty Look at Degas”) , Susan Delson wrote about how MoMA Curator Jodi Hauptman and MoMA conservators Karl Buchberg and Laura Neufeld went to Jungle Press Editions to work with master printer Andrew Mockler on recreating the visual effects of Degas’ monotypes and came away from the session with increased knowledge and understanding. For all of the necessary emphasis on science as a means to understanding art, a session like theirs reminds us that there is equal value in recreating the artistic process.