Varnish Preparation and Application on Easel Paintings

PREVAREK posterAuthors: Ivana Guljelmović, Patricia Prevarek, Ana Sokač and Anamaria Udovičić
Mentor: Tamara Ukrainčik, MA, Associate Professor

Department for Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb (Croatia)
Study programme: Integrated undergraduate and graduate course of study in conservation-restoration
Specialization: Easel paintings (4th year of study)

Abstract

The poster presents a varnish preparation exercise in which natural and synthetic resins and solvents were prepared and applied to different substrates. The selection of substrates has offered an insight into different absorption properties of different materials, and consequently, different behaviour of the applied varnishes. The choice of varnish was based on scientific research results and restoration interventions carried out over the last few years, in which the selected varnishes have shown satisfactory properties (stability and resistance to aging and changes caused by external influences).

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Short biographies

IVANA GULJELMOVIĆ was born at Cavtat. She lives in Zagreb. She attended Luka Sorkočević Art School at Dubrovnik, where she completed a course in painting design. Currently, she is a fourth year student of integrated course of study at the Department for Conservation and Restoration of Fine Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. In 2016 she worked on the wall paintings in the chapel of Brezovica Castle. In July 2017 she worked on the wall paintings in the church of St. Catherine at Vodnjan. In the same year she participated in the organization of the 14th International Conference of Conservation–Restoration Studies.

PATRICIA PREVAREK was born at Komin. She lives in Zagreb. She attended the School of Applied Art and Design, where she graduated in graphic design, in 2014. After that, she decided to study conservation and restoration of fine art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. She is currently in her fourth year of study. In her second year, she worked on the wall paintings in the chapel inside Brezovica Castle. In July 2017, she worked on the wall paintings in the church of St. Catherine at Vodnjan. In the same year she participated in the organization of the 14th International Conference of Conservation–Restoration Studies.

ANA SOKAČ: Lives in Samobor, she is a fourth year student course painting, of integrated study of the department for Conservation and restoration of fine art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. Previously she went to School of Applied art and design-painting. On her second year, she worked on wall paintings in a chapel inside Brezovica castle, in Brezovica. In July 2017 she worked on wall paintings in the church of St. Catherine in Vodnjan. In 2017, she participated in organization of the 14 International Conference of Conservation – Restoration Studies 2017.

ANAMARIA UDOVIČIĆ: Lives in Zagreb, originally from Tučepi. She is a fourth year student, course painting, of integrated study of the department for Conservation and restoration of fine art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb. She finished fra. Andrija Kačić Miošić gymnasium in Makarska. In September 2016, she worked on wall paintings in a chapel inside Brezovica castle, in Brezovica. In July 2017 she worked on wall paintings in the church of St. Catherine in Vodnjan. In 2017, she participated in organization of the 14 International Conference of Conservation – Restoration Studies 2017.