1988. A very demanding restoration, but of great satisfaction: The Assumption of the Virgin by Alvise Vivarini of the Pinacoteca di Brera (Milan). The continuous movements of the wooden support of the painting, following the thermohygrometric variations, had allowed the repeated lifting and falling of colour that had led in the past to numerous restorations and extensive interventions. The conservative intervention included, in addition and consolidating the colour, also some interventions on the wooden support and a proper cleaning. The numerous lacks were then meticulously reintegrated, highlighting them with a subtle cross-hatching.
Manual skills, technology and science in an artisan restoration workshop