Methodological guiding points in the conservation-restoration process of six imperial icons painted by Nicolae Grigorescu at Zamfira Monastery Cover Image
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Repere metodologice din procesul de conservare-restaurare a şase icoane împărăteşti realizate de Nicolae Grigorescu, la Mănăstirea Zamfira
Methodological guiding points in the conservation-restoration process of six imperial icons painted by Nicolae Grigorescu at Zamfira Monastery

Author(s): Dana Postolache, Ioan Darida, Anastasia Floroiu, Maria-Valentina Dudu, Iulian Sburlea, Bogdan Mălinescu, Antoneta-Verginia Herăscu
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Visual Arts, Scientific Life, History of Art
Published by: Editura ACS
Keywords: progressive degradations; adherent deposits; tars; successive layers of overpainting; Nicu Zugravu; Zamfira Monastery;

Summary/Abstract: The iconostasis painting of Zamfira Monastery is the early work of Nicolae Grigorescu (identified by his signature from 1857, Nicu Grigorescu). This article reports information on the working technique, the painting style and the conservation-restoration interventions recently finished for the register of imperial icons. Regarding the conservation state, the specific interventions were challenging for the restoration team due to the complexity of the relation between the degradation factors, types of degradation and the effort to remove their results. During the conservation-restoration process the team noticed that the overpaint and the “repairing” on the imperial icons were not carried out in one single stage or era, but they were repeated interventions using various and inappropriate materials without obeying any minimal rules of painting, which made their removal difficult.

  • Issue Year: 1/2018
  • Issue No: 7
  • Page Range: 130-145
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Romanian