Academic thesis

Cornelia Saffarian: Examination, Conservation and Restoration of the polychrome wooden Relief ‚Grave-Laying of Jesus Christ’ (Lower Rhine/ Netherlands, circa 1500) from the Germanische Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg / Applications in the Polychromy as Imitation of Sheet-metal Decorations on Garments und Accessories, circa 1500 Back
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Abstract: Tasks were the examination, conservation and restoration with regard to the display in the collection of medieval sculpture of the GNM. The huge amount of decoration-techniques in the polychromy is remarkable. These are metal-leaves with different lacquers, various pressed brocades, decorated borders with pastiglia/pressed masses, spread materials as well as punched applications on garments. Support and polychrome painting were consolidated, the surface cleaned and a darkened, dirt-binding coating was removed. Small completions and a reserved retouching shall harmonize the surface.


Keywords: sculpture, relief, polychromy, Netherlands, Lower Rhine, applications, spread materials, removal of coating
  • academic institution: Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schießl; Dipl.-Rest. B. Fücker
  • assistant Tutor:  Prof. Dipl.-Rest. Ivo Mohrmann
  • date:  2011
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  120
  • pictures:  248

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