Dipinto su tavola “Tre Sante Martiri”: il restauro conservativo di un supporto ligneo gravemente danneggiato

Bartolomeo Megna, Giovanni Travagliato, Antonella Tumminello, Cristina Catanzaro

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Abstract

The poster describes the conservation work carried out on a painting on wood depicting "Three Saints Martyrs", according to the consolidated principle of a multidisciplinary technical and scientific approach. The oil painting, dating back to the 17th century, is owned by the Municipality of Cefalù (PA). It was bequeathed by a noble 19th century collectionist, the lawyer Vincenzo Cirincione, and is kept in the local museum dedicated to "Enrico Piraino baron of Mandralisca". The first part of the project involved the study of the historical and artistic aspects of the painting, its materials and techniques, previous restoration work and deterioration factors. These analyses were supported by the application of non-invasive (multispectral: UV, IR; false colour IR, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy) and micro-invasive investigations carried out on erratic samples (Raman spectroscopy and optical microscopy on cross-sections). Direct sampling, on the other hand, was aimed at carrying out investigations to identify the wood species, using the dichotomous key method, and microbial colonies and/or insect infestation, whether current or previous, using the optical microscopy technique. The restoration work was the subject of a critical reflection, in particular on the consolidating and adhesive materials to be used in order to guarantee the conservation of the work, attentive to aesthetic and historical needs. The operations allowed the recovery of a heavily damaged asset and concluded with a project to relocate the painting within the museum itinerary.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationXVIII Congresso Nazionale IGIIC - Lo Stato dell’Arte 18. Volume degli Atti
Pages459-467
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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