The Process of Conservation-Restoration of Saint Lliberada (Wilgefortis) by Andreu Sala

Àngels Comella Joan Yeguas, curator of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya’s Renaissance and Baroque Art collection, mentioned the historical and artistic interest of this magnificent polychrome woodcarving, dated to about 1689, in a previous post. I shall now refer to the restoration and conservation process to which it has been subjected, and which has…

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Author: Àngels Comella

We recover a Romanesque Virgin

Àngels Comella i Jordi Camps A crowned Child Jesus about to get down from his mother’s lap is the feature that characterizes a Romanesque image that entered the museum in 1920, after the Museums Board had purchased it from the antiques dealer Josep Valenciano. It is a polychrome hardwood carving, with a very interesting conception…

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Author: Àngels Comella

How the citizens of the period saw the Frontal of Sant Pere de Boí?

Anna Carreras i Àngels Comella It is difficult to imagine, nowadays what a classical or medieval work of art looked like when it had just been finished. You only need to think about the controversy caused by the cleaning of the paintings of the Sistine Chapel, which allowed us to see the colours themselves of…

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Author: Àngels Comella