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Eri Hosokawa
Eri Hosokawa

Nationality: Japan
Course: Painting Restoration
Program: Internship Course
Period : Jun.12,2017-Jun.8,2018

より実践的な経験を積むために、修復の都フィレンツェで学ぶことにしました。多くの事例に触れ技術の向上を目指し、最新の処置法や素材などもしっか り勉強していきたいと思います。こちらでの生活の様子やイベント、週末に訪れる教会や美術館などもお伝えしていきたいと思います。宜しくお願いします。

In order to add more practical experience in my career, I decided to study in Florence, the home of restoration work. I wish to improve my painting restoration techniques through experiencing various types of restoration works as well as learning the latest restoration techniques. I am looking forward to letting you know about my daily life in Florence and my weekend visits to churches, museums and so on.

Nov. 24, 2016 | Posted in Blog, Restoration of Paintings , | Tags:, | Language:
Reporter: Eri Hosokawa | Course: Restoration of Paintings

Painting Restoration 41-Internship Course 2015-17

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After carefully removing deteriorated substances used in the past restoration work, the plaster filler is applied over each defect. As usually done so, I restore details on the drawing surface on every defect after filing the filler.

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When the above work is done, guache is put over as a base color for resin paint colorings. Since the varnish will change the paint color, I keep checking and making true colors using special solvent.

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This is another drawing I’m restoring right now. Everywhere the reddish brown base color is showing because of the faded top paint, is precisely colored. I referred to other dragon artworks to restore the unidentifiable dragon face to naturally recognizable level.

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