Accademia Riaci
Students' Blog

Up-to-date report from one of our students!

Eri Hosokawa
Eri Hosokawa

Nationality: Japanese
Course: Restoration of Paintings
Program: Internship Program
Period : Jun. 12, 2017 - Jun. 8, 2018

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 by 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.

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。

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

Eri HOSOKAWA_20160708_01

Eri HOSOKAWA_20160708_02

Eri HOSOKAWA_20160708_03

Eri HOSOKAWA_20160708_04

Eri HOSOKAWA_20160708_05

Eri HOSOKAWA_20160708_06


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.

Eri HOSOKAWA_20160708_07

Eri HOSOKAWA_20160708_08


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.

Eri HOSOKAWA_20160708_09

Eri HOSOKAWA_20160708_10


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.

Ask a question to this reporter



Jewelry Design vol.15 (Master Course – Ting Ya Lin)

Practice designing necklaces with faceted and caboch…
Language:   Reporter: Ting Ya Lin
Course: Jewelry Design

Read more

Painting and Drawing vol.1 (Summer Course – haruka-N)

Language:   Reporter: Haruka Nakazawa
Course: Painting and Drawing

Read more

Bag Design vol.18 (One Year Course – gain)

Picture1: On my day off, I quite felt to go to a par…
Language:   Reporter: GAIN - Natthanan Vatthanasangpan
Course: Bag Design

Read more



At Accademia Riaci, we are recruiting Course Reporters from our students. The students who are chosen to become Course Reporters are given 10 % of the tuition as their scholarship fee.
The Reporters who have submitted excellent reports will have his or her profile posted on our school website for the next 5 years as an alumnae and will be able to connect with their business chancesafter their graduation.

Read more