[ 絵画保存修復・油画保存修復・美術保存修復 ]

絵画保存修復における、油画保存修復とは

絵画は、暮らしを潤す不変のアイテムですが、長期に亘る日常生活の炊事や喫煙の煙、外部からの振動など様々なダメージを少しずつを受けています。

例えば油画の場合、日光に含まれる紫外線、車の排気ガス、雨季の湿気や暖房の熱など、これらにより絵具層の亀裂や剥落など物理的なダメージを引き起こすことが確認されています。

痛んだ絵画を放置すれば、劣化は止められません。そこで、絵画を末長く楽しむために、また文化の継承という意味においても正しい絵画の保存修復処置が望まれます。

油画の場合、伝統技術を踏襲した今日の修復技術により、以下二つの修復が可能です。

1 保存を重視した修復(保存修復)

油画の状態をその絵が描かれた時と同じような、良い状態を保つために、必要に応じて洗浄・キャンバスの歪み補正・裏打ち・ワニスがけなどを行い、良い保存状態を長く保つための処置を行います。

2 美的を重視した修復(美的修復)

様々な要因でダメージ(絵具の亀裂・剥落、キャンバスの欠損)を受けた油画に対して、特殊な方法で欠損部分を補い、さらに剥落した絵具部分に補彩を施すことで、油画を再生する処置を行います。
 
*フリーアイランド創造研究所では、後世の修復家が、新たな技術で再生することを想定し、原則、可逆的(元に戻せる)な方法で処置を行います。また、修復後はいつまでも良い状態で絵を楽しむために、保存に関するアドバイスも行なっています。

*専門は油画保存修復ですが、版画や日本画についてのご相談も承ります。

      フリーアイランド創造研究所 /  FIA-LABO

 

Conservation and Restoration of Paintings

In the case of a painting what is conservation?

Paintings are something which enrich people’s lives. Over a long period of time, however, they suffer from all kinds of damage including the effects of cooking, cigarette smoke and something as simple as vibration.

Oil paintings, for example, can suffer quite badly from the ultraviolet rays in sunlight, exhaust gases from cars, and moisture during periods of seasonal high humidity. All of these things can damage the layers of pigment resulting in such things as cracking and peeling of the layers of paint.

Neglecting to deal with any damage to a painting may eventually make restoration impossible. In order to be able to enjoy a painting for as long as possible and so as to let a painting continue to take its place with in the general scheme of art history, we would recommend a theoretical and safe way of preserving a painting.

In the case of an oil painting, there are two methods of restoration which can be offered. First, there are traditional methods. Then there are modern options relying on the latest technological developments.

1  Treatment with a stress on conservation―conservation restoration.

Conservation can be carried out in a number of different ways in order, as far as possible, to return a painting to the state in which it was first completed. Cleaning a canvas―the removal of dirt and the removal of discoloured varnishes. The distortion of a canvas cloth can be corrected or the canvas can be re-lined, but only when the canvas is severely damaged. The application of a varnish may also be used.

2  Supplementary treatments of conservation―aesthetic restoration.

Specifically this entails supplementary methods of restoration, including the repair or repainting of areas which have been damaged―where paint has cracked, peeled off or there has been some defect to the canvas.

Policy

Free Island Art Laboratory works under the assumption that specialists in the future will develop new methods of restoration making use of the latest restoration techniques. In principal, therefore, we recommend reversible methods of restoration and conservation.

Having carried out restoration work, we are happy to consult on the best ways of preserving a painting, so that it can be enjoyed for a long period of time in a good condition.

Our speciality is the restoration, conservation and preservation of oil paintings. We would, however, be happy to consult on similar work for Japanese paintings and prints.

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