Study of Restoration Material and Tools
Study of Restoration of Oil Painting, Water Colour Miniature Paintings, Sculptures – relief and in round, carved, molded
Chemistry of Colours and Pigments –(Mineral and Vegetal) and effects of light thereon
Study of Canvas, Paper etc.
Storage of Works of Arts and Applied Arts
• In each type of artwork included in the Course work, emphasis will be not on their history but on:
• Classifying the material into sub-types – regional, chronological or typological on basis of material
• Knowing the history, origin and nomenclature
• Determining the extent and nature of damage and decay together with the causes of damage, decay and deterioration
• Determining the course of repair/restoration
• Acquiring material for restoration
• Writing report of restoration work carried out.
Restoration is the reconstruction of the aesthetic quality of the beauty of the object of art in a way that its formal marks, complying also with its historical character might come to stand out devoid of disturbing elements. With artistic monuments the above are quite evident, yet they apply more or less to all objects of art (Oszkar Papp, 1978).
Art Restoration is offered as an elective to both BFA III & IV. The following course spans over the two academic years - BFA III & IV. Course tutor will guide the student about the step-by-step learning process of this specialized subject through lectures, lab visits, and interactive learning sessions.
Course Learning Outcomes
This Course aims at:
Creating in the students an awareness about the importance of and for preservation of works of art and historical-cum-traditional crafts for posterity through careful handling and proper storage and through restoration according to the international principles of conservation of works of art, and enabling the students to undertake quality repair works of art and rare crafts by themselves as well as to supervise work of those working under their supervision.
At present there is a great paucity of qualified Restorers and Conservators for conserving works of art and rare archival records. A few Restorers/Conservators who are currently in this profession are chemist by qualification and hence are not capable enough of handling restoration of valuable art works. The basic objectives of this course is to remove this dilemma and help create a new generation of Art Restorers with background and qualification of different disciplines of fine arts.
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