Raffaello – Stratigraphy

Raffaello Madonna del Baldacchino

Raffaello Madonna of the Baldacchino

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Support
poplar wood. The boards are joined together with calcium caseinate and cross-panels

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Animal glue

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Ground preparation
made of calcinated plaster and animal glue

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Animal glue

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Priming
white, based on lead white and boiled linseed oil

Raffaello Macrofotografia

Raffaello Macrophotography

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Drawing
performed with a brush soaked in very diluted black pigment, with sharp and precise strokes that outline the contours, sometimes completed by hatching

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Monochrome
executed with light layers of dark color consisting of lead white and burnt lacquer combined with boiled linseed oil.
The underlying drawing is visible through the monochrome

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Pictorial layer
red oil background executed in order to obtain, when the painting is finished, studied iridescent effects

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Pictorial layer
blue oil paint over the red background

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Glazes
of color that mark the chiaroscuro differences and accentuate those iridescent effects already sought in the previous phase

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Resin varnish

Raffaello Sanzio – Urbino 1483- Rome 1520 – Madonna of the Baldacchino, 1506 – oil on canvas 279×217 cm cm – Palatine Gallery, Florence