Academic thesis

Viktoria Ackerl: „DIE WEIDE AM FLUSS“ BY AELBERT CUYP Conservation and Restoration of a Dutch Panel Painting with Water Damage from the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere in Vienna Back
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Abstract: This thesis discusses a Dutch panel painting by the artist Aelbert Cuyp (1620-1691), owned by the Österreichische
Galerie Belvedere. The art historical research deals with Dutch landscape paintings of the
17th century, especially those of the artist. The visual appearance of the painting is characterized by a
heavily yellowed varnish, which hides the extensive old retouchings. Because of blanching of the varnish
and losses of the paint layer, both caused by water damage, a conservation and restoration treatment is
developed. Scientific and instrumental analyses help to underpin the technological condition survey. With
the results a concept for conservation and restoration is collaborated. The aim of the practical work is
to reduce the varnish, preferably without taking off the retouchings and overpaintings from various older


Keywords: panel painting, blanched varnish, reducing varnish, retouchings, overpaintings
  • academic institution: Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gabriela Krist
  • assistant Tutor:  -
  • date:  2018
  • Language:  German

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