The stucco technique of the Magistri Comacini: the case study of Santa Maria dei Ghirli in Campione d’Italia (Como, Italy)

Rampazzi, Laura, Rizzo, Biagio, Colombo, Chiara, Conti, Claudia, Realini, Marco, Bartolucci, Ugo, Colombini, Maria Perla, Spiriti, Andrea and Facchin, Laura (2012) The stucco technique of the Magistri Comacini: the case study of Santa Maria dei Ghirli in Campione d’Italia (Como, Italy). Archaeometry (54). pp. 926-939. ISSN 1475-4754 [Article]

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This article aims at defining the artistic technique performed by the outstanding artist Isidoro Bianchi for the Baroque stucco decorations in the church of Santa Maria dei Ghirli (Campione d’Italia, Italy). Samples of stucco were examined by means of optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy with microprobe, X-ray powder diffraction, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and laser ablation mass spectrometry equipped with plasma source spectrometry. On the basis of the results obtained art historians made new hypotheses on the biography of the artist and on the historical location of his birthplace.

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Rampazzi, Lauralaura.rampazzi@uninsubria.it
Rizzo, BiagioUNSPECIFIED
Colombo, ChiaraUNSPECIFIED
Conti, ClaudiaUNSPECIFIED
Realini, MarcoUNSPECIFIED
Bartolucci, UgoUNSPECIFIED
Colombini, Maria PerlaUNSPECIFIED
Spiriti, AndreaUNSPECIFIED
Facchin, LauraUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: stuccoes; Baroque, artistic technique; Magistri Comacini; microscopic analyses; spectrometric analyses; laser ablation; Italy; decorations and ornaments; baroque architecture; Architectural style; decoration technique; stucco works; religious heritage; christian architecture; churches
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 03. Art History
C.ARCHITECTURE > 07. Decorations and ornaments
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 06. Analysis of materials
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 13. Chemical analysis
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 28. Infra red analysis
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 35. Mineralogical analysis
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 37. Petrographical analysis
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 50. Statistical analysis
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 05. Europe
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Santa Maria dei Ghirli (Campione d’Italia, Como, Italy)
Number: 54
ISSN: 1475-4754
Depositing User: dr Laura Rampazzi
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2018 10:35
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 10:35
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