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2015
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Typical conservation problems of polychrome wooden sculptures in Slovenia

Martina Vuga1,*, Miladi Makuc Semion2

1 National Gallery of Slovenia, Puharjeva ulica 9, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

2 University of Ljubljana, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Erjavceva cesta 23, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

* martina_vuga@ng-slo.si

Abstract

The Slovene ethnic territory lies at the contact of Italian and German cultural influences, which can also be traced in gilded works of art. The majority of wooden Gothic art heritage has been lost for good, but a great number of wooden "golden altars" from the 17th century and large 18th century baroque altarpieces with outstanding sculptures survive. Conservators-restorers face great problems resulting from repeated restoration interventions of a great deal of these works of art. The paper describes a recent treatment undertaken at the National Gallery of Slovenia of an 18th century water gilded sculpture from no more existing altar, which was subsequently and typically overpainted several times. The case study is used to illustrate the problems encountered in overpaint removal from gilded areas.

Keywords

Conservation
Wooden sculpture
Gilding
Overpainting removal

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English

DOI

10.14568/cp2015009

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Vuga, M.; Semion, M. M., 'Typical conservation problems of polychrome wooden sculptures in Slovenia', Conservar Património 22 (2015) 17-27, https://doi.org/10.14568/cp2015009.

APA:
Vuga, M., & Semion, M. M. (2015). Typical conservation problems of polychrome wooden sculptures in Slovenia. Conservar Património, 22 17-27. DOI:10.14568/cp2015009.

Chicago:
Vuga, Martina, and Miladi Makuc Semion. 2015. "Typical conservation problems of polychrome wooden sculptures in Slovenia." Conservar Património 22:17-27. doi:10.14568/cp2015009.

NP405:
VUGA, Martina; SEMION, Miladi Makuc – Typical conservation problems of polychrome wooden sculptures in Slovenia. Conservar Património. [Em linha]. 22 (2015) 17-27 [Consult. ]. Disponível em WWW: <URL:https://doi.org/10.14568/cp2015009>. ISSN 21829942.

ABNT:
VUGA, Martina; SEMION, Miladi Makuc. Typical conservation problems of polychrome wooden sculptures in Slovenia. Conservar Património, Lisboa, v. 22, p. 17-27, 2015. Disponível em: <https://doi.org/10.14568/cp2015009>. Acesso em: .

History

Received: 2015-7-3
Revised: 2015-10-29
Accepted: 2015-11-11
Online: 2016-1-27
Publication: 2016-1-27

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