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Povrchové úpravy několika dřevěných barokních soch v Olomouci a na Svatém Kopečku ve světle archivních pramenů

Title in English Surface treatments of several wooden Baroque statues in Olomouc and Svatý Kopeček in the light of archival sources


Year of publication 2022
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Průzkumy památek
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords wooden statues; surface treatment; polychromy; technology; materials; varnishes; Baroque sculpture; 18th century; Olomouc
Description The article aims to explain evidence of some sources to interpret the issues of specific types of surface treatments of Baroque sculptures during the early modern period. The study interprets the largely missing works by Johann Philipp Hieber and Anton Müller, artisans who carried out surface treatment of statues, based on several remaining agreements and bills that provide evidence of using not just standard art techniques and materials, but also deal in detail with the finishing touches done by various types of alcohol and oil-resin varnishes. In addition to the general interpretation of discovered knowledge, the study seeks to evaluate the specific environment and role of the commissioner and the investor in the process of using the given materials and technologies with respect to their interest in natural sciences.
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