July 10th, 2012

Alexander and Diogenes tapestry in Buenos Aires.

Оригинал взят у too_beauty в Alexander and Diogenes tapestry in Buenos Aires.
Something I wanted to share; unfortunately the video is in Spanish but I will try to give you a summary of it. Hope you enjoy it!

After 18 months of intensive work of restoration, it was exposed again the tapestry “Dialogue between Alexander and Diogenes” last June 26th, in the Spanish Art Museum “Enrique Larreta” in Buenos Aires.

It is really very important to have this tapestry restored, it is from the seventeenth century and it was acquired by the museum at the end of the 1960’s. The woman is the director of the museum.

The man who appeared next is the Executive Director of Fundación Bunge y Born whose main and punctual aim is to support culture in general, science, education and health. He also said that what they mainly did connected to culture is to preserve the patrimony.
He told that the state of deterioration of the tapestry was extremely high but they had achieved an extraordinary level of restoration.

He added that the restoration work was intense and that they could count with the collaboration of an Italian restorer who explained that it took a year and a half and that its aim is to give the tapestry its structure, images and colours back.

The restoration was successful not only because of the work itself but also because it was the opportunity to teach how to do it to new specialists. She explained that the state of the tapestry was bad due to the many interventions it suffered in the past.

The restoration process was divided into three main parts: 1. preparation for the washing; 2.the washing itself and 3. the consolidation. The first part can be divided into many parts such as the taking out of the cover, the micro hovering of both sides, graphic and photographic documentation, consolidation of the piece, the removal of the supporting cloth and adhesives and the final encapsulation in tulle to protect the tapestry during the washing process, it was washed with demineralized water and neutral soap. After a day and a half, it dried by itself and they finally used some fans to finish.

During the consolidation process, the people used 1,544 metres of thread and 5,918 hours of work; seven people helped in the restoration.
Finally both women thanked to Fundación Bunge y Borg and its Director was looking to seeing it in exhibition at the museum again.

Античные серебряные чаши

Эти чаши найдены в кургане близ Караново в Болгарии.

Кубок из Боскореале

Кубок из БоскореалеОни относятся к т.наз. стилю Боскореале по названию римской виллы,
разрушенной при извержении Везувия


Турецкая каллиграфия

Оригинал взят у vita_colorata в Турецкая каллиграфия
Выставка, которая была в боковом нефе Айя-Софии. Работы довольно большие, но издали их не так интересно разглядывать, как вблизи. Близко видны точность и затейливость рисунков.

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