Academic thesis

Marie Menesi: Art-technological investigation, conservation and restoration of an easel painting »Family portrait« from 1816 - Findings on the painting technique of Johann Friedrich Matthäis Back
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Abstract: The diploma thesis deals with the art-technological investigation of a
lined canvas painting (1816) by Johann Friedrich Matthäi.
In addition to the implementation of conservative and restorative
measures - the focus lies on the varnish removal - the artist´s painting
technique has to be explored. It becomes clear that the preparation of
the painting, as in underdrawing and preliminary drawing, was of
decisive importance for Matthäi´s way of working.


Keywords: Painting technique, Romantisism, Neoclassicism, Nazarene movement, 19th century, Dresden, underdrawing, varnish removal, early shrinkage cracks, strechers.
  • academic institution: Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Ursula Haller
  • assistant Tutor:  Dipl.-Rest. Sandra Plötz
  • date:  2020
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  364
  • pictures:  248

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