Constantin Ionescu, Aurel Lunguleasa, Cosmin Spirchez, Ramona Dumitrascu
The paper aims to analyze some methods and procedures used in our days to restoration old and small icons. For this purpose, three relevant technical studies have been analyzed since each restored icon has a unique design and for which different interventions are used. Also, there are presented the working methods and the materials used in each case, highlighting the innovative and original side of each type of restoration. Classical materials such as Paraloid B72 or Regalrez 1126 are used individually or combined to fill in all insect holes. For the same purpose, light lamellar wood materials were also used. The damaged wood material was replaced with new wood material of balsa (Ochroma lagopus) which has a density close to that of fragile wood, with an outline that follows the degraded contour of the small rays and the corresponding canvases. For curved supports, modern curvature reduction methods have been used up to the limit of supportability. As a general conclusion of the paper, it can be said that each type of restoration is different, requiring the use of a certain innovative method and different technological materials.
church icons, restoration, wood support, conservation, fragile wood, insect hole
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Constantin Ionescu, Aurel Lunguleasa, Cosmin Spirchez, Ramona Dumitrascu. (2019) Restoration of Wood Support for the Old Depreciated Icons. International Journal of Cultural Heritage, 4, 20-27