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Julia Tauber: The wall paintings on the ceiling of the Niobid Room at the Neues Museum in Berlin Possibilities of coloured completion and models of figured paintings Back
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Abstract: The Neues Museum, the Niobid Room and its ceiling paintings are presented. The terracotta reliefs these paintings were modelled on have been unknown until today. They are described and their origin is explained. The history of coloured completion is presented and the possibilities of completion and the resulting effects are shown with examples from three chosen objects; the Pompejanum in Aschaffenburg, the Kunsthalle in Karlsruhe and the Belvedere on the hill Pfingstberg in Potsdam have been built in the 19th century, similar to the Neues Museum. Some test boards show different variants of retouching the paintings. This paper and the tests should make it easier to decide how to complete the ceiling paintings of the Niobid Room.


Keywords: Neues Museum, Campana, terracotta relief, retouching, completion
  • academic institution: Fachhochschule Potsdam
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • date:  2001
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  243
  • pictures:  85

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