Kartierung der Materialien/ Mapping surface‘ materials

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Restaurierung, Kunsttechnologie und Konservierungswissenschaft
Projektarbeit

We believe that architectural surfaces with their beauty can change the appearance of a city, enhance a degraded area, renew and reactivate abandon ruins in our memories. In this light, it is crucial to watch at our past for progressing our present and reinventing our future.
Knowing the past meaning to watch at architectural surfaces beyond its appearance and evolutionary aspects, which are bond to the history of manufacturing processes, and investigating inside their supporting layers and undesired end outcomes.
Only the understanding of their manufacturing processes beyond history and appearance will provide the freedom of revisiting surfaces and reinventing their role in a novel idea of reuse and colours.
(Roberta and Th. Danzl)

„The monastery of the Observant Friars known as „Zoccolanti“ is a historical building located in the city of Torre del Greco, Naples (Italy).
The building was built in the second half of the sixteenth century at the behest of the citizens and the Franciscan Order. It was erected on a hill near the town gate of Capotorre.
The building, located about 50 m above the sea level, was built on the model of other Franciscan cloisters, with a central courtyard and a porch on the ground floor. This was designed in a square shaped uncovered area which goes with a well-made out of lava and located at its center.
The porch is decorated with fresco all over the place. The painter is supposed to be Angelo Mozzillo, a local artist who was born in Naples in 1736. This is illustrating the most significant episodes in the life of St. Francis and other Saints of the Order. Similar pictorial cycles can be found in other Franciscan cloisters allover Italy.“ (Marie)

„To preserve the wall painting for future generations minimal changes will allow visitors to better understand the different steps of time and their contribution into today‘s appearance. Further, a less treated painting will raise awareness and can educate them about the importance of preserving, giving an insight into the work of conservators – which a polished fully restored painting could never do.“ (Marie)

The End Outcome
Conservation-Restoration Strategy especially for the wall paintings of the courtyard © Marie Helene Kremer
The investigated sector of the Courtyard
Padri Francescani Zoccolanti in Torre del Greco, Naples, Italy - Wall painting © Marie Helene Kremer
Mapping materials - Bay 1
Padri Francescani Zoccolanti in Torre del Greco, Naples, Italy - Wall painting © Marie Helene Kremer
Mapping materials - Bay 2
Padri Francescani Zoccolanti in Torre del Greco, Naples, Italy - Wall painting © Marie Helene Kremer
Mapping materials - Bay 3
Padri Francescani Zoccolanti in Torre del Greco, Naples, Italy - Wall painting © Marie Helene Kremer
The conservation strategy
Padri Francescani Zoccolanti in Torre del Greco, Naples, Italy - Wall painting © Marie Helene Kremer