“Garantire l’integrità dell’opera nel rispetto della duplice istanza estetica e storica”
Since the years after the Second World War the theory of restoration in Italy, starting with Cesare Brandi, has finally regulated the approach and intervention of restoration on works of art, making the concept of reversibility and recognizability a fundamental one for every Restorer.
By reversibility we mean that every restoration operation must be able to be removed if conservative reasons or a different interpretation of the work calls for it. Recognizability, on the other hand, means that each intervention must be distinguishable from the original without disturbing the complete reading of the work.
Restoration today makes use of a vast application of analytical
techniques of investigation that do not alter the integrity of the work. Following the elaboration of the restoration project, evaluated and accepted by the Superintendence in case of restoration of bound works, we proceed with the different phases of intervention, which vary continuously for each artistic artifact.
The company's philosophy is to bring the work of art back to a harmonious aesthetic level while guaranteeing its historical and material integrity, respecting the passage of time and using suitable products with low levels of toxicity for the operator and the environment. The materials used must not cause physical or aesthetic damage to the original materials and must therefore have the same chemical-physicalmechanical properties. It is also necessary to limit the restoration work to a minimum because in this way the stress that the work undergoes at each intervention is limited, but above all because in this way it is guaranteed that all the information on the constitution and history of an artifact is respected.
The work of art object of intervention, is studied from the moment of the inspection, taken care of in the delicate phase of transport to the laboratory, then subjected to a thorough investigation that ensures to proceed carefully in the different phases of the work.
Restoration work mainly consists of a diagnostic phase, a conservative phase and an esthetic phase. In particular, for paintings on canvas and
wood, the new methods of scientific approach are applied, in the preliminary phases of study and in the following delicate phases of the intervention which are generally the following: cleaning, disinfestation, consolidation, possible total or partial lining with adhesion of perimeter stripes, grouting, mimetic pictorial integration, with spuntinato or rigatino and/or chromatic selection, protective coatings.
The materials used guarantee the reversibility and durability of the restoration.
At the end of the restoration work, the customer may receive a written and photographic report of the work carried out.