PORTRET MĘŻCZYZNY OLGI BOZNAŃSKIEJ. KONSERWACJA I RESTAURACJA OLEJNEGO OBRAZU NA PODŁOŻU TEKTUROWYM
PORTRAIT OF A MAN BY OLGA BOZNAŃSKA. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION OF AN OIL PANTING ON A CARDBOARD BASE
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The Portrait of a Man by Olga Boznańska found its way to Poland from one of the London auction houses. The crumbling painting layer, the impurities and the dented cardboard base were caused by unsuitable storage. This situation called for immediate conservation. The first stage consisted of photographic documentation and an analysis of the painted layer binding and the composition of the layer used for gluing the cardboard. After gluing the crumbling painted layer the conservators embarked upon cleaning it and the reverse. Research intent on defining the state of the preservation of the cardboard base was conducted, and the base was reinforced and deacidifed. The painting in the cardboard passepartout was placed behind glass into the same frame which was used prior to conservation. Olga Boznańska was born on 15 April 1865 in Cracow. She studied painting in Cracow and Munich, and presented her works at exhibitions and salons held in Cracow, Warsaw, Munich, Vienna, London, Paris, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Venice, winning numerous prizes and distinctions. Since 1898 she lived in Paris where she died on 26 October 1940.
- mgr, absolwentka Wydziału Konserwacji i Restauracji Dzieł Sztuki ASP w Warszawie. Od 1998 r. pracuje w Katedrze Konserwacji i Restauracji Starych Druków i Grafiki w tejże uczelni.
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