Investigating of the conservation problems of oil paintings on paper supports

Banou, Penelope, Kaminari, Agathi, Moutsatsou, Anna, Alexopoulou, Athena and Singer, Brian (2010) Investigating of the conservation problems of oil paintings on paper supports. In: Works of Art & Conservation Science Today, 26-28 November 2010, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/ University of Ecclesiastical Academy of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

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The initial results of a research project on the investigation of problems presented by a collection of oil paintings on paper supports are presented. The project focuses on the effect of the oil medium on the deterioration of cellulose, on the materials and techniques used by the artists and on comprehension of the resulting problems.

Non destructive methodology was used to record the behaviour of the materials when examined in several regions of the electromagnetic spectrum which gives an indication of areas of damage. . Various analytical techniques were applied to investigate the painting materials and supports in original works of art. The increase in rate of the oxidation of cellulose in paper, when the paper is coated in oil, is investigated by analyzing volatile organic compounds emitted during ageing tests.

The assessment of the results obtained will act as a pilot for a more extensive program of research, the ultimate aim of which is the formulation of a recommended methodology as a tool for the evaluation of the condition of these types of works, as well as the determination of conservation and care parameters.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: This Symposium is a multidisciplinary / interdisciplinary international conference that provides a forum for conservators, researchers, scientists, and engineers from all over the world to disseminate information, exchange views and new ideas, discuss new developments, and delineate future directions and priorities in Conservation Science and in the broader field of Preservation of our Cultural Heritage.
Subjects: C900 Others in Biological Sciences
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2011 10:57
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 06:46

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