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Katrin Seifert: Technological examination of an polychrome wood sculpture from the church St. Nikolai in Bad Wilsnack / Possibilities of optical intensification of affected surfaces Back
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Abstract: This thesis is dealing with an art-technological and preservative-technical analysis and treatment of a Gothic, polychrome composed wooden sculpture from the church Saint Nicolai in Bad Wilsnack. It is one of two maintained presentations of Apostles, which were sheltered during a restoring wall-examination of a ledge, where they have been concealed for 200 years. The figure, which was damaged by calcareous pollution, remainder of colour and plastering was put into a preservative stable and esthetical condition for exhibitions by matching preservative and restoring measures. The removal of the calcareous layer was a special challenge.

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Keywords: Gothic wood sculpture, calcareous pollution, Bad Wilsnack, apostle, color saturation
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  • academic institution:  Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schießl; Dipl.-Rest. Stephanie Ex
  • assistant Tutor:  Dipl.-Rest. Werner Ziems
  • date:  2011
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  41
  • pictures:  133
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