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The Conservation of Late Icons, New Valamo 1998

New Valamo 2-6 June 1997 St. Petersburg 7-11 June 1997

Helsinki 12-13 June 1997 Crete 20-24 October 1997

The Valamo Art Conservation Institute

Supported by the European Commission as a part of The Raphael Pilot Programme

EDITORS Nina Jolkkonen Auli Martiskainen Petter Martiskainen Helena Nikkanen

LAYOUT Petter Martiskainen

REVISION OF THE ENGLISH TEXT Henry Fullenwider

PUBLISHED BY The Valamo Art Conservation Institute, The Valamo Lay Academy

Copyright ©1998 The Valamo Art Conservation Institute

The fronf cover is a detail from an icon "The Meeting of St. Archangel Michael (A photo taken by Petter Martiskainen, The Valamo Art Conservation Institute

AVAILABLE FROM The Valamo Art Conservation Institute

79850 Uusi-Valamo Finland e-mail: valamon.konservomlilailos@ort.fi fan:+358 17 5701725

Printed in Finland by Gummerus Kirjapamo Oy, Juväskylä 1998

ISBN 951-97952-0-0

 

CONTENTS

CONTENTS..................4

OPENING GREETINGS FROM THE FINNIN5H ORTHODOX CHURCH

Bishop Panleleimon................... 7

INTRODUCTION

Helena Nikkanen.........................8

WELCOMING REMARKS

Hannu Pöyhönen......................11

THE ICON IN THE CHURCH AND IN THE MUSEUM A THEOLOGICAL AND PRACTICAL POINT OF VIEW

Reverend Rauno Pietarinen.....................12

THE NEW COLLOCATION OF "MADONNA DELLA CLEMENZA" IN THE ROMAN CHURCH OF S. MARIA IN TRASTEVERE

Gabriella Serangeli.....................16

EXPERTISE REPLACES TRADITION

Kari Kotkavaara ............................21

TRADITIONAL WOOD TECHNOLOGY AND PROBLEMS RELATING TO WOODEN SUPPORTS

Amalia Papadopoulou ...................31

THE CONSTRUCTION OF WOODEN PANELS OF ICONS DEFECTS. PROBLEMS OP SUCH STRUCTURES AND THEIR TREATMENTS IN PREVIOUS YEARS AND TODAY

Stergios Siassinopoulos ......................41

THE CONSERVATION OF A LATE ICON FROM OLD VALAMO

Nina Jolkkonen...................................53

STUDY AND RESTORATION OF A MELKITE ODIGITRIA ICON

Nicole S. Delsaux..............................67

SOME OBSERVATIONS ABOUT X-RAY EXAMINATION OF ICONS

Petter Martiskainen...........................73

CASES OF DAMAGE TO THE GROUND AND PAINT LAYERS OF ICONS. PRESENTATION OF THEIR CONSERVATION, TREATMENT AND RESTORATION

Kalypso Milanou.............................81

FINAL PRESENTATION OF ICONS AND PROBLEMS CAUSED BY EARLIER INTERVENTIONS

Thalia Papageorgiou.....................97

ICONS FROM THE CYCLADES AND THEIR CONSERVATION PROBLEMS

Penelope Mavroudis ..................107

SEPARATION AND TRANSPORTATION OF A SUBSEQUENTLY PAINTED LAYER ON AN 18TH-CENTURY ICON IN THE NATIONAL MUSEUM AT BELGRADE

Gordana Milic...............................117

THE STATUS OF ICON CONSERVATION IN FINLAND TODAY......128

Helena Nikkanen .........................130

THE ICON MUSEUM IN FRANKFURT. CASE STUDIES

Alexandra Bersch........................133

An introduction to wood panel paintings in the Finnish National gallery

Tuulikki Kilpinen.......................140

THE USE OF GLUE IN THE CONSERVATION OF THE GROUND: SHADOWS OF THE PRACTISE

Yuri Bobrov..............................143

THE PARTICULAR CONSERVATION PROBLEMS OF THE CYCLADIC ICONS AND SOME RESTORATION METHODS ADAPTED TO THOSE CONDITIONS

Mihalis Mihailidis.....................149

A LATE GREEK ICON FROM THALAMAI IN THE MARI, GREECE

Birte Branner............................155

PROBLEMS WITH PANEL PAINTINGS

Anthony Reeve.........................166

PANEL SUPPORT AND ITS PROBLEMS

Maija Santala.............................177

THE CONSERVATION WORK ON THE MICHAEL DAMASKINOS ICONS IN THE SAINT CATHERINE SINAITON COLLECTION IN HERAKLION

Takis Moshos..............................187

THE CONSERVATION OF ICON WOOD PANELS

Dmitrij Mironenko.....................193

METHODOLOGIES FOP CONSERVATION WORK ON ICONS IN ITALY

Rita Ciardi.................................201

PRESENTATION OF A PRIVATE WORKSHOP'S FUNCTION AND A RECENTLY DEVELOPED WOOD DESINFECTIGN METHOD. PRACTICED IN THE WORKSHOP

Kiriaki Tsesmeloglou, Catherine Ruel................209

TWO TRADITIONAL METHODS OF GILDING IN ICON PAINTING

Dmitrij Mironenko.................213

LATE ICONS AND CONTEMPORARY APT IN RUSSIA 1700-1914

Yuri Bobrov...........................215

PARTICIPANTS....................218

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