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Course: Painting Restoration
Program: Internship Course
Period : Jun.12,2017-Jun.8,2018
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.
It is a restoration of a small portrait that started from the previous week. First of all, the professor tests to wash the surface of painting. You can see the beautiful skin color and the original color of white lace from under the varnish which turned yellow.
We remove the past restoration that was on the upper part of the work, and adjust the height while using the newly made plaster filling. After arranging to the height of the painting layer, we make the surface uneven to reproduce the texture of the canvas. From above, paint the base color with the guashes on the whole defect, complete with varnish with resin paint after varnishing. It is difficult to restore a part without big change only with one color with big damage since it is not easy to skimp.
I would like to report on Modena. First I visited the Duomo.
It is said to be one of the highest masterpieces of the early 12th century Romanesque architecture, and it is registered as a World Heritage Site with the Ghirlandina tower and Grande Plaza. Speaking of a leaning tower, the tower of Pisa is famous, but as I went around behind the cathedral, I was surprised that this tower and the cathedral are also inclined considerably. The interior is supported by a thick wall and a thick column characteristic of Romanesque architecture, it is a heavy atmosphere. There are many reliefs in the facade, the side, and the inside. The expression of each moving person is interesting, and I do not get tired of watching it.
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