Academic thesis

Reni Mothes: Study, conservation and restoration of paintings titled „Young Boy with Cage and Bird” (C 333) and “Young Boy with Bird” (C332), by Christian Leberecht Vogel in 1810, owned by the Altenburg Lindenau-Museum / Different ways of art canvas stretching during the priming stage presented by examples of five historical sources from the 18th and 19th century Back
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Abstract: The subject matter of my diploma thesis are two medium sized unsigned paintings by Christian Leberecht Vogel.
Main subject of my diploma thesis is the treatment of the numerous overpaintings and fillers that date back to previous restorations. The painting entitled „Young Boy with Bird“ in particular has been notably affected by those treatments. I had to create a concept for the appropriate and aesthetically pleasing restoration of both paintings. The theoretical part of my diploma thesis deals with different ways of art canvas mounting during the priming stage. Different methods of the 18th and 19th century are presented by the examples of five historical sources of that period.


Keywords: Christian Leberecht Vogel,dealing with overpaintings, old fillers, conservation of patches,stretching of canvas, process of priming in 18th and 19th century, primary sources, Lindenau- Museum Altenburg
  • academic institution: Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dipl.-Rest. Dr. Ursula Haller; Dipl.-Rest. S
  • assistant Tutor:  Prof. Dipl.-Rest. Ivo Mohrmann
  • date:  2009
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  95
  • pictures:  139

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