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|Title: ||Identification and removal of nonoriginal layers in the 16th century paintings of funchal's Cathedral altarpiece|
|Authors: ||Gomes, S|
|Issue Date: ||2016|
|Citation: ||S. Gomes, C. Ferreira, G. Nascimento, L. Piorro, A. Cardoso, A. Candeias, M. Lorena (2016) Identification and removal of non original layers in the 16th century paintings of Funchal's Cathedral altarpiece. Color Research and Application, 41, 283-288. DOI: 10.1002/col.22027|
|Abstract: ||This article is an outcome of the study, deci-sions, and restoration work undertaken during the inte-grated conservation project of the 16th century paintingsof Funchal’s Cathedral main chapel’s altarpiece, inMadeira Island, Portugal. After diagnostic research hasallowed a complete understanding of the original mate-rial of the 12 Portuguese–Flemish paintings, it has beenrevealed the presence of other superimposed layers,whether actual overpaints or the accumulation of materi-als occurring in time over the old ones. Identiﬁcationtogether with the cleaning and removal of these coatingswas a delicate and a complex process. Conservatorsalready suspected the existence of overpaints in somepaintings, a close observation of the painted surfaceshowed differences in terms of color, texture, and execu-tion technique in speciﬁc areas. Chemical and strati-graphical research together with radiography andhistorical research on primary documental sources pro-vided important clues about the paintings of the previousinterventions and relevant and crucial information for thedecision making|
|Appears in Collections:||HERCULES - Publicações - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais Com Arbitragem Científica|
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