Muzeul Etnografic al Transilvaniei
The paper presents some important aspects of the restoration- conservation process of a painted canvas, belonging to Ştefan Popescu, a romanian painter, whose creation, at the beginning of the 20th century, was famous especially through its landscapes. Stylistic and technological aspects of the painting were analyzed. The painting depicts a realistic landscape, with a house and an imposing stone church. A detailed account of the conservation state of the painting prior the restoration was made. The actual restoration process started with the cleaning of the superficial dirt and dust from the back of the painting. After protecting the entire face of the painting (by applying the Japanese paper), the old patch on the back of the painting (covering a small area of torn canvas) was replaced with a new one. The cleaning process (the removal of the light dirt and the old varnish layer) was followed by the filling of all the gaps of the painted layer with putty. The chromatic integration and the final varnishing ended the restoration process of the painted canvas.
Keywords: canvas painting, restoration, patching, filling, varnishing