Academic thesis

Elias Campidell: The “Josephsaltar“ (1879) in the Votivkirche in Vienna. Investigation and creation of a concept for the conservation Back
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Abstract: The diploma is about a neo-gothic altarpiece in the Votivkirche in Vienna. The object was a
present for the 25-year-anniversary of the imperial couple. The partially painted winged-altarpiece consists out of cedar wood and has a pair of wing-paintings which are painted with oilresin-colours and have iron supports. Also, part of the altarpiece are five wooden sculptures
and two wooden reliefs-sculptures which are also painted with oil-resin-colours. The altarpiece
and the winged-paintings are covered in a darkened secondary oil-varnish and soil-material.
The reliefs and sculptures are affected by lead-soaps which cover the whole surface of the
The concept of the conservation will discuss treatment-methods for the conservation of the
objects and the improvement of their visual appearance.


Keywords: Votive church Vienna, oil painting, metal soaps, iron, wood, historism
  • academic institution: Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gabriela Krist
  • assistant Tutor:  -
  • date:  2022
  • Language:  German

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