Pictorial restoration

Max Friedlànder (1867-1958) argues that the art historian – for whom the work of art is a document – can fully oppose any restoration that goes beyond conservation and removal …

Pictorial inpainting methods

The pictorial reintegration restoration of a pictorial surface is aimed at recreating a chromatic and formal connection between …

In-filling

The stucco is a mixture consisting of a binder and a powdery or granular charge, generally gypsum and animal glue (but also slaked lime, marble dust, sand, etc.) dissolved in …

Relining methods

In the restoration of paintings, relining or lining, is the operation aimed at consolidating the canvas of a painting by applying a new canvas on it using adhesive materials.

Cleaning

By cleaning a painting we mean: – the removal of surface stains – the removal of surface dirt – the removal of overpaint – the removal of altered protective layers …