Maragliano's techniques

19/02/2019
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Maragliano techniques

A study day organised by Luca Leoncini and Daniele Sanguineti.

Thursday 21st  February: a study day organised by Luca Leoncini and Daniele Sanguineti to illustrate the results of the various restoration interventions leading up to the exhibition Maragliano 1664-1739. Lo spettacolo della scultura in legno a Genova (at Palazzo Reale in via Balbi 10, Genoa, until 10th  March) made possible thanks to contributions through the call by Compagnia di San Paolo La grande Scuola di Anton Maria Maragliano, dedicated to the works of Maragliano and his followers in the territory.

The great exhibition dedicated to the artist has  restored the key sequence of one of Genoa’s most evocative wooden sculptures pertaining to the late Baroque period. More than glorious vehicles of faith for processional rituals, the statues are complex mechanisms that reveal sophisticated techniques, ranging from the systems used to glue and assemble  wooden blocks to work tools, from plastering to the positioning of glass eyes up to fabric decoration techniques.

Thanks to repeated conservation work, the operational techniques used for the Crucifixes, the Marian statues and the great processional machines sculpted by Maragliano during his long activity can be fully appreciated.

Roberto Timossi and Laura Fornara are taking part in the study day on behalf of Compagnia di San Paolo

Entrance is free (while places last), but we advise you to book: 010.2710236