Patina in a time of transformation of artworks as a material feature of the past Cover Image

Патина в часових трансформаціях творів мистецтва як матеріальна ознака минулого
Patina in a time of transformation of artworks as a material feature of the past

Author(s): Oleg Rishnyak
Subject(s): Visual Arts, Preservation, Aesthetics, Sociology of Art, History of Art
Published by: Національна академія керівних кадрів культури і мистецтв
Keywords: historical layers; authenticity; value; restoration;

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of the article is to define the term "patina" in its material and immaterial dimensions, as well as to study the genesis of this concept in a wide range of its interpretations in the context of the values of authenticity and value of works of art. Methodology. The study includes general scientific methods of analysis, comparison, and explanation. The method of discourse analysis contributed to the understanding of the meaning of the term "patina" in different periods of formation of the restoration theory. The method of comparative analysis was used to compare different interpretations of the concept by researchers of one chronological period. The use of context analysis is due to the function of intertemporal communication of works of art and their social dependence. System method - to identify the general principles of building a structure, the natural relationships between its various criteria. Scientific novelty. The scientific novelty of the work lies in the study of contradictions in the interpretations of the meaning of patina and in the combination of theoretical developments of scientists of the post-Soviet space with modern world restoration science. Conclusions. The study of various models of relationships between the initial state of the work and its temporal changes, analysis of a wide range of patina values, consideration of the restoration interpretation of an art object allow us to recognize patina as one of the criteria of the authenticity of a work of art. Scientific research and study of the concept of "patina" are of great importance for practical restoration, as they form the basis of specific restoration projects, methods, and recommendations.