Academic thesis

Sonja Kaeten: Conservation and aesthetic aspects of presentation of the painted architectural decoration in the Seiger Tower, with special attention to salt damage and to the difficulties of exposure Back
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Abstract: The Seiger Tower is the only surviving evidence of the Renaissance alterations made to Stolpen Castle in Saxony around 1559. The wall paintings on the first floor of the tower are the last remnants of the Renaissance decorative painting that was once found throughout the castle but was painted over in the 19th century.
The study examines and documents the wall paintings and develops a plan for their conservation and
restoration, with particular attention paid to climatic conditions and to salt damage. Two small areas were conserved and restored in order to assess appropriate methods.
The theoretical section treats the conservation and aesthetic aspects involved in presentation of the


Keywords: Renaissance decoration, salt damage, climate, presentation, exposure, overpainting, reconstruction
  • academic institution: Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Heinz Leitner
  • assistant Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Ing Wolfgang Rother
  • date:  2002

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