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.
Subsequently, before proceeding with the restoration, it is often necessary to document the piece beforehand.
Moreover, the restoration of religious imagery, may include the repair of some of the broken or missing parts such as ornament 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
As a good example, the Restoration of a Child Jesus of Olot was a 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 had 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
Restoration of wood carving of Saint Anthony with the Baby Jesus
Restoration of Saint Clare's woodcarving
Restoration of the religious statue of the Virgin of Lourdes
Statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel with the Baby Jesus
Restoration of an statue of a Holy Christ from the Parish of the Virgin of Nazareth
Figure of a Cap y Pota from the beginning of the 19th century
Restoration of a figure of a Baby Jesus
Baby Jesus in plaster of the 50's with glass eyes
In conclusion, each piece of art must be treat 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.
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