Academic thesis

Elisabeth Reith: THE PAINTING „DER KRIEGSRUF UND DER TOD ALS ECHO“ (1934)FROM LUDWIG GRUBER, ÖSTERREICHISCHE GALERIE BELVEDERE. Resin soaked tear areas and the resulting damages on the textile support and the matte paint layer Back
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Abstract: The thesis discusses a tempera painting from Ludwig Gruber (1889-1967), which is owned by
the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere. The emphasis of the theoretical part lies on the
painting’s art historical investigation in the context of World War I. Based on scientific and
radiodiagnostic examination a concept for the conservation and restoration is being developed.
The concept is adapted to the special requirements of the sensitive tempera painting. The
object’s condition is impaired due to inadequate treatment in the past, during which fabric-lined
repair patches were glued onto several tears in the canvas with pure colophony. The practical
work focusses on the removal of the patches and the reduction of the resin, which is located
on the back of the canvas and on the matte paint layer.


Keywords: Tempera painting, chalking paint layer, textile patch, colophony
  • academic institution: Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gabriela Krist
  • assistant Tutor:  -
  • date:  2017
  • Language:  German

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