Christ crucified- wooden, polychrome sculpture from the Dominicans monastery in Cracov- conservation and restoration in the context of a comparative analysis of the state of research and the corresponding animated figures

wozniak-posterAuthor: Wawrzyniec Woźniak
Mentor: Barbara Budziaszek, MA, Senior Lecturer 

Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków (Poland)
Study programme: Conservation and Restoration of Art 
Specialization: Conservation-restoration
 of sculpture

Summary
The issues concearning the object I have chosen are extremely complex, but in this thesis I will restrict myself to perform a technical and easthetic conservation and make an attempt of dating the object (on the basis of the conclusions driven from previously conducted research and analysis). As part of sculpture's conservation it will be closely examined in order to gather information that may help to determine the time frame in which the figure could have been made and to define its style. In the technical and aesthetic consevation I will mainly try to strengthen the object and provide the reconstruction of missing parts to such an extent that it will be able to fulfill its initial function during the Easter time and can be properly exposed in the course of the liturgical year.

 

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Short biography
Born May 5, 1986 in Lublin. He lives in Krakow / Katowice. In 2012 he graduated from the Sculpture Department of the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts. Currently sixth year student at the Department of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, specializing in sculpture conservation also at Krakow Academy of Fine Arts. In 2009, he studied at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris as part of the scholarship program Erasmus Long Life Learning. Nobel Mayor of Katowice in the year-2004, 2006. Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. 2006, 2011/2012.