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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。

Mar. 13, 2017 | Posted in Reports, Restoration of Paintings , | Tags:, Reporter: Eri Hosokawa | Course: Restoration of Paintings

Painting Restoration 46-Internship Course 2015-2017

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My instructor cleaned this painting for me. After old discolored varnish was removed from its surface, the original clean pastel color appeared from underneath. At this point, discolored paints from the past restoration work got removed.

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I filled the defect with plaster, and then scraped the plaster off to the level of the original painting surface. I then rebuild the brush traces and fine lines of the canvas. After gouache applied as a base color dried, I varnished over it.

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More story from my half-day Genova visit. The Duomo in Genova was begun to build near the end of the 11th century in the Romanesque style. It was renovated in the middle of the 13th century in the Gothic style, so it now has 2 different construction styles mixed. Impressive white and green striped marbles decorate its facade and inside. Its gorgeous chapel was devoted to John the Baptist. It was made back in the Renaissance era to keep his Holy relics.



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