Chromatic Reintegration Techniques

Conservation and Restoration
4 ECTS; 2º Ano, 2º Semestre, 15,0 T + 45,0 PL + 2,0 OT

Lecturer

Prerequisites
Not applicable.

Objectives
Students will be provided with theoretical and practical skills of visual perception, retouching methods and materials in order to develop both manual ability and sensitivity to manipulate colour; they will practise with different colour retouching techniques in practical exercises done in class.

Program
1. Basic principles of vision, light and colour.
2. Visual perception: colour, shape and state of conservation of the visible image.
3. Classic retouching techniques: principles; visible and mimetic retouching; reconstitutions.
4. Infills.
5. Paints: optical, chemical and physical properties; pigments and dyes; retouching materials.

Evaluation Methodology
Final classification: class performance (30%) + Portfolio (40%) + written test (30%)

Bibliography
- RUSHFIELD, R. e STONER, J. (2012). Conservation of Easel Paintings. London-New York: Routledge
- TURNBULL, R. e SMITHEN, P. e ELLISON, R. (2010). Mixing and Matching, Approaches to Retouching Paintings. Londres: Archetype
- ARNHEIM, R. (1994). Arte & Percepção Visual, Uma Psicologia da Visão Criadora. S. Paulo: Livraria Pioneira Editora
- SCARZANELLA, C. e CIANFANELLI, T. (1992). La percezione visiva nel restauro dei dipinti. L?intervento pittorico. PROBLEMI DI RESTAURO, RIFLESSIONE E RICERCHE. Firenze: Edifir Edizione

Method of interaction
Lectures, practical exercices and tutorials.

Software used in class
QGIS