Academic thesis

Georg Ihlenfeld: Examination and restauration of the painting “Portrait of the holy Mary Magdalene and two cherubs” of an unknown artist Back
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Abstract: This thesis involves the examination of the undated painting “Portrait of Mary Magdalene and two cherubs” of an unknown artist and its restauration. An art-historical classification of the composition and a pigment-analysis were able to narrow down the time frame of the paintings origin. The removal of paint-layer-covering rework, of an improperly executed early restauration, was completed during this thesis. Finally measures of conservation and restoration were carried out to achieve an aesthetically pleasing picture, which ensures a secure condition.


Keywords: Conservation and restauration; Mary Magdalene; pigment-analysis; varnish-removal; overpainting-removal; filling-removal; filling-in
  • academic institution: Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Ursula Haller
  • assistant Tutor:  Prof. Dipl.-Rest. Ivo Mohrmann
  • date:  2016
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  264
  • pictures:  198

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