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2011
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Study on application methods of three adhesives used in the consolidation of contemporary paintings

Rosario Llamas1,2,*, Abraham Reina1,2

1 Instituto de Restauración del Patrimonio, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia,

2 Departamento de Conservación y Restauración de Bienes Culturales, Camino de Vera s/n, 46022, Valencia, España,

* rllamas@crbc.upv.es

Abstract

Consolidation of contemporary paintings is a practice as complicated as delicate mainly due to the possibility of modifying the works' finishing. Conservators sometimes find limits facing these troubles because of the difficulty of applying adhesives with a paintbrush. The authors, in their attempt to give a practical and useful solution to this problem, have experimented in this work with different adhesives which are adequate for consolidation of contemporary paintings. They also have evaluated different application methods, and all of these tests were developed on poorly-bounded paintings. The study on combined methods of application was undertaken in order to compare the use of an ultrasonic atomizer with a low-pressure micro-table and an ultrasonic atomizer without a low-pressure micro-table. In this occasion, the study just wanted to analyze the deviation of colorimetric and gloss parameters for detecting if surfaces suffer aesthetic variations which may interfere with the works' concept. Conclusions finally show that it is possible to heavily consolidate poorly-bounded paintings by using an aqueous adhesive in a low concentration and an ultrasonic atomizer. The combination with a low-pressure micro-table will depend on the necessity of a punctual or general action of the adhesive.

Keywords

Contemporary paintings
Adhesives
Consolidation
New processes
Conservation

Language

English

DOI

10.14568/cp13-14_3

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Llamas, R.; Reina, A., 'Study on application methods of three adhesives used in the consolidation of contemporary paintings', Conservar Património 13-14 (2011) 27-36, https://doi.org/10.14568/cp13-14_3.

APA:
Llamas, R., & Reina, A. (2011). Study on application methods of three adhesives used in the consolidation of contemporary paintings. Conservar Património, 13-14 27-36. DOI:10.14568/cp13-14_3.

Chicago:
Llamas, Rosario, and Abraham Reina. 2011. "Study on application methods of three adhesives used in the consolidation of contemporary paintings." Conservar Património 13-14:27-36. doi:10.14568/cp13-14_3.

NP405:
LLAMAS, Rosario; REINA, Abraham – Study on application methods of three adhesives used in the consolidation of contemporary paintings. Conservar Património. ISSN 1646043X. 13-14 (2011) 27-36.

ABNT:
LLAMAS, Rosario; REINA, Abraham. Study on application methods of three adhesives used in the consolidation of contemporary paintings. Conservar Património, Lisboa, v. 13-14, p. 27-36, 2011. Disponível em: <https://doi.org/10.14568/cp13-14_3>. Acesso em: .

History

Received: 2011-09-27
Accepted: 2011-11-3Online: 2017-10-3
Publication: 2012-3-29

References

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