"The Unknown Saint", the wooden sculpture with polychrome, gilding and silvering; 16th/17th century (?)

sawoniuk posterAuthor: Alicja Sawoniuk
Mentors: Andrej Aranicki, MA, Associate Professor; Ana Božičević, MA, Assistant Lecturer

Department of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków (Poland)
Study programme: Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art MA Programme
Specialization: Paintings (5th year of study)

Abstract

The conservation-restoration treatment of The Unknown Saint, the wooden sculpture with polychrome, gilding and silvering, dated for 16th/17th century (?) from the church of St. George the Martyr in Lešće na Dobri (Croatia). The sculpture undertakes issues of reconstruction and a range of conservator’s intervention. The object is under the museum approach, what means that an artwork is reduced to a historical document. The range of executed processes is minimalized only to conservation treatment, esthetic tasks are taken only if necessary.

Works were executed in the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb under the Erasmus+ Programme during the winter semester 2016/17.

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Short biography

ALICJA SAWONIUK was born in 1993 in Lublin, Poland. She finished the Norwid Secondary School of Fine Arts in Lublin on specialization of visual designing. In 2012 she has started studies on the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, Poland, at the Department of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art. During the winter semester 2016/17 she was a stipendist of the Erasmus+ Programme in the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Croatia.