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Religious Statuary Restoration

Religious Statuary Restoration Services

The restoration of a religious image has as its main objective to return to the object its originality and functionality for which it was designed and created.

Before proceeding with the restoration, it is often necessary to document the piece beforehand.
The restoration of religious imagery, may include the repair of some of the broken or missing parts such as ornaments, bases or ends of the carving. In the restoration process itself, we always try to use the same materials as the originals of the carving or figure, either plaster, paste or wood.

Examples of imagery restoration

Restoration of a child Jesus of Olot

Restoration of a Child Jesus of Olot, this piece presented loss in the fingers and different breaks in the body. Due to the passage of time, the details of the color of the piece such as the eyebrows have been lost. A volumetric reconstruction of all the fingers has been carried out, such as the consolidation of the cracks and their dissimulation; pictorial reintegration looking for the same colors.

Restoration of the statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Salou

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Initial state -Virgin of large dimensions of plaster, surely from the workshops of Olot. The figure presented different breaks and material losses, especially fingers and part of the Virgin's crown.
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Final state - The colours had lost their original colouring and the gold ones have suffered oxidation due to humidity and the passage of time.

Restoration of wood carving of Saint Anthony with the Baby Jesus

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Initial state - Early 19th century piece. He had a loss in the pictorial preparation layer (small plaster coating) due to humidity and the passage of time.
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Final state - A consolidation of the existing pictorial layer and a volumetric and pictorial reconstruction of the faces of the images has been carried out.

Restoration of Saint Clare's woodcarving

Restauration of the saint-clare figure
Initial state - The figure had losses in the fingers as well as in the pictorial layer of the face. The figure has been cleaned.
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Final state - A volumetric reconstruction of the fingers and reconstruction and consolidation of the pictorial layer has been carried out, looking for the same colours, giving a new expressiveness and luminosity.

Restoration of the religious statue of the Virgin of Lourdes

Restoration of the religious statue of the Virgin of Lourdes
Initial state - Plaster figure which has suffered a loss of material as the painting layer due to humidity.
Restoration of the religious statue of the Virgin of Lourdes
Final state - The missing parts have been rebuilt. A pictorial reconstruction has been carried out, looking for the same colours, like the creation of new eyes.

Statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel with the Baby Jesus

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Initial state -Image manufactured in Olot. The figure featured an old restoration.
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Final state - The old restoration has been cleaned and removed. A pictorial reconstruction has been carried out following the colours of the Virgin.

Restoration of an statue of a Holy Christ from the Parish of the Virgin of Nazareth

Restoration of an statue of a Holy Christ
Initial state - The figure presented a loss of pictorial layer of the extremities due to the constant contact of the faithful. Like the appearance of cracks at the junction between the arms and the body.
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Final state - It has been restored to its original vivacity.

Figure of a Cap y Pota from the beginning of the 19th century

Figure of a Cap y Pota from the beginning of the 19th century
Initial state - Piece of wood with loss of fingers and cracks in the pictorial layer of the neck and face.
Figure of a Cap y Pota from the beginning of the 19th century
Final state - The reconstruction of the fingers and covering of the cracks has been carried out and the same colours have been sought.

Restoration of a figure of a Baby Jesus

Baby Jesus in plaster of the 50's with glass eyes

Restoration of a figure of a Baby Jesus
Initial state - This piece had an old restoration and broken leg, arm and face.
Restoration of a figure of a Baby Jesus
Final state - The added layers of paint have been removed so that the original colour can be found. Volumetric reconstruction and consolidation of the broken parts. Painting reconstruction was carried out looking for the colours closest to the original.

Each piece of art must be treated with the utmost care because, regardless of its economic value, it is more than just a product. It contains history, values and emotions that deserve the utmost respect.

All work is carried out meticulously and in accordance with the experience of more than 12 years in the field of restoration of statuary.

If you need to restore or repair a religious image or carving, contact me for a personalized estimate.