Institute of Fundamental Technological Research
Polish Academy of Sciences


Henryk Arendarski

Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow (PL)

Recent publications
1.  Górecka K., Skłodowski M., Pawłowski P., Szpor J., Arendarski H., XVIII Century Wooden Stretchers Structure Designed for Large Canvas and an Example of the Assessment Method, ADVANCED MATERIALS RESEARCH, ISSN: 1662-8985, DOI: 10.4028/, Vol.778, pp.113-118, 2013

Paper discusses large size canvas paintings stretching methods and deformations and damages specific for large canvas resulting from an incorrect stretching. Analysis of the preservation state of a wooden stretcher construction and its functionality was an important step in development of the program of conservation work. The case study of M. H Loders painting „Adoration of the Magi” (XVIII c.) from the cathedral Saint - Aubain in Namur (Belgium) is presented. The painting is exhibited 5,5 m above the floor and has a unique shape, as the wooden stretcher frame is adjusted to the round apse walls. Thus usual direct inspection was difficult due to poor access to the reverse side of the painting. Preliminary conclusions on the construction and preservation state of the stretcher frame were drawn on the basis of a thorough inspection of the painting surface. Actual shape of the painting and precise stretchers dimensions were measured with a laser scanner. More information concerning the stretcher frame construction was obtained from a simple micro-camera system combined with LED lighting introduced from the canvas reverse side.

3D Laser Scanner, Deformation, Large - Size Painting, Wooden Stretcher Frame

Górecka K. - Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (PL)
Skłodowski M. - other affiliation
Pawłowski P. - IPPT PAN
Szpor J. - Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (PL)
Arendarski H. - Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow (PL)

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