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After a  short walk from the Rialto Bridge and St. Mark’s in Venice, the church emerges in the ” campo” of the same name: the linearity of the façade of which there are four windows, has a grand entrance in the Renaissance style. For a first inspection, the team work  found that the chapel, paintings, decorations and its various sculptural elements and bas-reliefs that enrich stucco walls and ceiling have undergone many restorations.

The dirt and the weather also had concealed  the original beauty. After mapping and essays  we have prepared the restoration project before moving to the actual practical part.

Through the restoration of the paintings in the chapel and in the parts generically decorated with frescoes we have supplied initially to the consolidation of the walls and behind the paint film. They were then stripped of the successive layers that have highlighted problems of a different nature. They were then consolidated and restored the plaster paintings and, in some cases tended to posting. The end and the search was aimed at restoring the original color tones thus returning the paintings brightness.

Are so emerged the original finishes below repainting newer, bringing to light in several cases the original  colors and decorations. Similarly, we have operated on the stucco, to return to the chapel  how it was originally.

Intervention Methods

The restoration should be understood in its entirety with the criteria of integration and integrity; that is, comparatively analyzing all the issues involved by the action restorative because they influence each other.

The accurate analysis of data from the preliminary investigation, or historical research, the survey on the site, from surveys, polls, the quantification and mathematical models, but also from those who analyze the needs fruition, management and control, economic etc., it allows the determination of the interventions to be carried out.

In particular, the interventions of structural restoration which are usually those that require works of most direct impact on the historical material, will be designed so as to avoid, as far as possible, the risk of damage to the monument, in relation to the possibility of the stresses more burdensome for the structures, namely the earthquake maximum conceivable.









And here is the end result before and after