GEL SYSTEMS AS A TECHNIQUE TO WORK WITH SURFACE LAYERS OF EASEL OIL PAINTINGS
Aleshkina Ekaterina Viktorovna State Research Institute of Restoration
Abstract. The article describes the experience of the Department of Scientific Restoration of Easel Oil Painting of the State Research Institute of Restoration in relation to using gel systems as a technique to work with protective layers of pictures. The paper provides a general characteristic of gels, their components, describes the results of foreign researchers’ project to study gel residuals and their influence on painting surface. By the example of easel oil paintings in different condition and with different technical and technological peculiarities the author illustrates the advantages of practical usage of gels when solving complicated restoration problems.
Key words and phrases: станковая масляная живопись, гелевая система как метод работы с поверхностными слоями живописи, гелевые остатки, сольвентные гели, передовые методы расчистки, easel oil painting, gel system as technique to work with picture surface layers, gel residuals, solvent gels, advanced methods of clearing.
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