Academic thesis

Karolina Soppa: Re-adhesion of flaking paint and textile support Back
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Abstract: Besides the properties of adhesives, the precise placement of the respective adhesive is enormously important for a successive re-adhesion of loose paint flakes on canvas. This thesis discusses systematic trials of proteinaceous glues (gelatines and sturgeon glue) and methyl cellulose on different absorbent and non-absorbent model systems. The aim is to evaluate the performance of the glues as conservation tools to be used on real artworks.
Chapter one is dedicated to the discussion of terminologies, the presentation of common re-adhesion procedures/approches and the compendium of parameters one should have in mind while re-adhering loose paint flakes.
In chapter two, the main issue is the fluorochromisation of the adhesives in or- der to localise them in the painting. Moreover, materials and methods are introduced. The results are presented in chapter three. First, the penetration of gelatine was analysed by systematically changing basic parameters. These results show the ne- cessity of optimization. The penetration behaviour of other gelatines, sturgeon glue and methyl cellulose were investigated and compared to gelatine type A, 180 Bloom. The last three subchapters deal with the use of surfactants and focus on the significance of temporarily masking the porous substrates with non-polar solvents (aliphatic solvents, cyclomethicones and cyclododecans) in order to prevent the pen- etration of the adhesive into the material and to thus gain a thin glue line or glue
bridges of gelatine.


  • academic institution: Staatl. Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart
  • kind of theses:  Dissertation
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Christoph Krekel
  • assistant Tutor:  Prof. Volker Schaible
  • date:  2018
  • pages:  260
  • pictures:  104
Karolina Soppa
karolina.soppa@[Diesen Teil loeschen]

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier) 10.5165/hawk-hhg/414

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