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Studiu metodologic de restaurare a unei icoane de secol XVIII din Țara Românească
A methodological restoration study of an 18th century icon - Țara Românească

Author(s): Diana Mirea, Dana Postolache
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Museology & Heritage Studies, Visual Arts, Scientific Life, History of Art
Published by: Editura ACS
Keywords: icon; Madonna and Child; conservation-restoration;

Summary/Abstract: A methodological restoration study of an 18th century icon - Țara RomâneascăThis article is meant to draw the attention on the conservation-restoration process of an imperial icon in a post-Brâncoveneasc style representing Madonna and Child. The icon presented many degradations: of the support – frailties and areas with matter collapse; discontinuities in the ground coat conservation in relief; degradations of the colour layer; uneven varnish and overpaint. All these demanded a differentiated cleaning and specific interventions. The extended lacunae over the faces of some of the characters raised some issues regarding the aesthetic presentation. The natural aging processes of the matter have been accelerated under unsteady microclimate conditions.

  • Issue Year: 1/2019
  • Issue No: 8
  • Page Range: 234-245
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Romanian