SUPPLEMENT TO CULTURAL HERITAGE CHEMISTRY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Provide in-depth competences on pictorial works. The student should
acquire the ability to collaborate on a polychrome works conservation project and take part during the diagnostic stages planned at various times: before, during and on completion of the restoration works, and also during the subsequent monitoring stages.
Course contents summary
During the course, pictorial works are considered with
provision of in-depth information on constituent materials,
stratigraphic aspects, degradation of materials, their composition problems that are posed for doing a diagnostic project, suitable
investigation techniques for answering questions, reading of analytical data, the conservation project.
1. General information on painted surfaces.
a. Structure of paintings
ii. preparation layer
iv. pictorial layer
2. Pictorial techniques.
a. wall painting techniques
b. tempera painting
c. oil painting
d. mixed techniques
e. the encaustic technique
f. gilding techniques
g. paints in pictorial techniques
3. Chemical composition of binders
a. proteinaceous binders
b. polysaccharidic binders
d. lipidic binders
e. modern synthetic binders
f. natural plant and animal resins
g. methods of characterization of organic materials
CULTURAL HERITAGE CHEMISTRY lecture notes ac. year 2005/06 by ANTONELLA CASOLI and scientific articles
oral lectures and seminars
oral exam on the course topics
presentation of a topic that the student has studied in depth