Academic thesis

Barbara Hirner: Two extremely fragmented, double-sided panel paintings, dated 1460/70, from the Upper Austrian Landesmuseum. Re-restoration – Conservation – Reattachment of the panels. Considerations on the treatment of lacunae. Back
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Abstract: Two Gothic panel paintings from 1460/70, painted on both sides are badly fragmented. Large-scales losses of ground and paint-layers were caused by vandalism, storage in unregulated environment and previous restorations together with a reduction of the wooden support; all combine to detract from the high-quality paintings with originate from the Upper Austria-Bavarian region.
To gain information about the pictures, examinations with X-ray and Infra-red were undertaken. The concept for restoration of both panels encompasses their conservation, re-restoration and the rejoining. Subsequently, a new framing-system enabling a flexible stabilization of the panels was developed. In the future, the panels should be consciously exhibited as preserved fragments. Methods and ethics of historic and current aspects of treating lacuane are examined and discussed. Research of the provenance and iconography are presented.


Keywords: re-restoration, reattachment, treatment of lacunae
  • academic institution: Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gabriela Krist
  • assistant Tutor:  -
  • date:  2007
  • Language:  German

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