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Gothic canvas painting: an example of technology responding to requirments of the liturgy

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    SYSNO ASEP0441802
    Document TypeC - Proceedings Paper (int. conf.)
    R&D Document TypeConference Paper
    TitleGothic canvas painting: an example of technology responding to requirments of the liturgy
    Author(s) Hradilová, J. (CZ)
    Hradil, David (UACH-T) RID, SAI
    Source TitleESRARC 2014 : 6th european symposium on religious art, restoration & conservation : proceeding book. - Firenze : Nardini editore, 2014 - ISBN 9788840443652
    Pagess. 116-119
    Number of pages4 s.
    Publication formPrint - P
    ActionEuropean Symposium on Religious Art, Restoration and Conservation /6./
    Event date09.06.2014-11.06.2014
    VEvent locationFlorence
    CountryIT - Italy
    Event typeWRD
    Languageeng - English
    CountryIT - Italy
    KeywordsGothic canvas painting ; Tüchleinmalerei ; imprimitura ; materials research
    Subject RIVCA - Inorganic Chemistry
    R&D ProjectsGA14-22984S GA ČR - Czech Science Foundation (CSF)
    AnnotationMaterials and technological characteristics of large-scale canvas painting The Assumption from White Mountain (around 1450), National Gallery in Prague, have been described with the aim to determine the origin of the artwork. Application of traditional medieaval pigments, execution only the imprimitura instead of conventional ground layer and the shape and distribution of cracks comfi rmed fi nally that the painting is original, not transferred, not a copy, and was probably used as a portable painting within Christian liturgy. The simplifi ed technology of making was responding (as in other similar cases) to initially intended temporary usage of these paintings as fasting canvases, flags in liturgical processions, imitation of tapestries etc., and lead to generally worst state of their preservation with respect to more frequent wooden panels.
    WorkplaceInstitute of Inorganic Chemistry
    ContactJana Kroneislová, krone@iic.cas.cz, Tel.: 311 236 931
    Year of Publishing2015
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