ITALIAN ICON - TEMPERA PAINTING ON PANEL
This work represent probably all processes that you can face with treatment of a large tempera painting on a panel
Before treatment shown different segments of painting indicate multiple deteriorations caused by nature implications and previous impact old restoration. Contraction of wooden panel, multiple air pockets between gesso and board,
contraction gesso, losses gesso, flaking paint layer and gilding, numerous overpaintings, darkenedvarnish.
In process: half and all cleaning, removal overpaints, consolidation entire surface, compensation of missing gesso, re-chasing
gesso. Shown abraded, lost areas that was overpainted, .
In process: half cleaning,removal
Example of abraded,lost, scratched multiple areas of icon ,
compensation of gesso
After treatment: all In
and lost gold was and lost gold was
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