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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.
Before treatment
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
overpaint, gessed
Example of abraded,lost, scratched multiple areas of icon ,  
compensation of gesso
After    treatment: all In
paintings executed
with tempera.

and lost gold was  and lost gold was  
sealed
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