Wood

Virgin of Solitude  – Laia Contreras Sánchez.

Restorer in a wood sculpture. Laia Contreras Sánchez, Mataró, Barcelona, Spain. https:// http://www.linkedin.com/in/laia-contreras-sánchez – 2013-05-22 to 2013-12-22
Sculpting a wood piece to reintegrate a material loss of the wood sculpture. Reintegrating the area and giving an integral coherence.

Fotografia en perfil de la base de la imatge
Photograph in profile of the base of the image where besides the gap, it has also seen an insect attack and some of the pictorial layer and the layer of preparation are missing.
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Picture in front of the base of the figure. You can see clearly how the gap is made by means of a gouge. The area is a stone that helps to Flex the leg of the figure and it has function of decorative element.
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Sculpture is exempt. Representation of the image of the Virgin of solitude, alone, in a position of semi-bending with the right leg lying on a stone, and with the arms slightly open to either side of the body. The base is framed with a golden profile with polychrome technique of false marble.
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Microscopic image of the material where you can identify the vessels of wood, determining that it is pine wood.
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Microscopic image of the material where you can identify the vessels of wood, determining that it is pine wood.

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