During the last restoration of the six paintings by Raffaele Rinaldi (1851–1916), located in the church of Maria SS. Annunziata (Marano Principato, Cosenza, Italy), made between 1890 and 1903, several scientific investiga- tions were carried out on them. The present work aims at classifying the painting in terms of its materials and tech- nical particularities. The goal of this study was to charac- terise the painting technique of the painter, its evolution and possible additions made during previous restorations. Pig- ments, binder media and raw materials used for the appli- cation of the ground and the paint layers were studied us- ing electronic microscopy equipped with energy dispersive spectroscopy qualitative microanalysis (SEM-EDS), infra- red spectroscopy (FTIR) and gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC/MS). Furthermore, a complete analysis of the state of preservation of these paintings rep- resents a scientific aid and guide for its restoration, taking into account the severe damage not exclusively due to natural decay processes. Our data can provide information about historical and stylistic background as well as advise for cor- rect planning of the cleaning procedures. The identification of materials allowed a correct restoration.
|Titolo:||A scientific approach to the characterisation of the painting technique of an author: the case of Raffaele Rinaldi.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|