THE SCENOGRAPHY OF SERPOTTA STUCCOESREVISITED - MATERIAL AND FORM

Francesco Di Paola, Salvatore Barba, Francesco Di Paola

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Abstract

The material that lies beneath the smooth shining surface of the stuccoes of theSerpotta family wo used to work in Sicily from 1670 to 1730, as been torouglystudied in previous papers, disclosing the deep, albeit empirical, knowledge of materialsscience tat guided te artists in creating teir masterpieces. In this work, attentionis focused on the solid perspective and on the scenographic sculpture by GiacomoSerpotta, wo is acknowledged as te leading exponent of te Scool. Te study dealswith some particular works of the artist, the “small-scaled plastic theatres”, so-called“teatrini”, which he made for the San Lorenzo Oratory in Palermo. On te basis ofarchival documents and previous analogical photogrammetric plotting, integrated withdigital solutions and computer-based technologies, the study investigates and interpretste geometricformal genesis of te examined works of art. Knowledge of tematerial composition of the stuccoes, along with the ability to accurately reproducetheir shapes, give interesting possibilities to provide a complete reading of the worksof art damaged by deterioration or teft.
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)281-313
Numero di pagine33
RivistaConservation Science in Cultural Heritage
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2015

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