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Investigation of 14th century Byzantine and Serbian provenance fresco painting

Title: Investigation of 14th century Byzantine and Serbian provenance fresco painting
Author(s): N. Vesic, C. Kyriakou, A. Bakolas, I. Tsamasfyrou, E.T. Delegou, A. Moropoulou
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd Conference on Historic Mortars - HMC 2010 and RILEM TC 203-RHM final workshop
Editor(s): J. Válek, C. Groot and J.J. Hughes
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-112-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 813 - 822
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 10
Language: English

Abstract: Representative samples of 14th century fresco paintings (renders and colour layers) from various Serbian monuments (Byzantine influence sphere) were examined, characterized and correlated with corresponding examples from the Byzantine area. In the present work samples from eight monuments (from frescoes created by Michael and Eutychios Astrapas or by the masters highly connected to their work) were examined, in order to achieve a comparison based on characterization and . For pigment analysis Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) with EDX and Fibre Optic Microscopy (FOM) was used. The mortar samples were examined by Fibre Optic Microscopy (FOM), X Ray Diffraction (XRD), FTIR Spectroscopy, Hg Porosimetry, Thermal Analysis (DT/TGA) and for their grain size distribution. All the mortars were lime mortars with aluminosilicates, calcite aggregates and organic additives like straw. The mortars from one monument displayed magnesian lime binder as well. All the identified pigments belong to the traditionally used natural pigments of the Byzantine iconography of the 14th century.

Online publication: 2010-10-25
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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