publication . Conference object . 2015

Local Treatment for Monochrome Outdoor Painted Metal Sculptures: Assessing the suitability of conservation paints for retouching

van Basten, Nikki; Defeyt, Catherine; Rivenc, Rachel;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2015
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
When outdoor painted sculptures get chipped, scratched or abraded, conservators might consider local retouching treatments as an option that would protect the exposed metal substrate and restore the aesthetic integrity, thus postponing a very costly and invasive overall repainting. Unfortunately, matching colour gloss and texture on large monochrome surfaces is always challenging. This paper reports on research undertaken to investigate some of the materials and application techniques that could be used to improve the matching of local areas of inpainting as part of a broader maintenance strategy for painted works in sculpture parks, and discusses some of the ad...
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free text keywords: outdoor painted metal sculpture, local treatments, retouching, : Multidisciplinary, general & others [Arts & humanities], : Multidisciplinaire, généralités & autres [Arts & sciences humaines], : Multidisciplinary, general & others [Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences], : Multidisciplinaire, général & autres [Physique, chimie, mathématiques & sciences de la terre]
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