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Željko Bistrović, History
of Conservation of Medieval Mural Paintings in Istria
Analysis of mural paintings in Istria
size="2"> Mazzocchin GA, Rudello D, Maraković N, Marić I. Ann Chim.
Physical Chemistry, University Ca' Foscari of Venice, Calle Larga S.
Marta 2137, 30123 Venice, Italy. email@example.com
Fragments of wall paintings from Istria, coming
from the Basilica of Guran near Vodnjan, from the cemeterial Church
of Saint Simeon in Guran and from the Benedictine monastery of Santa
Maria Alta near Bale were studied. The analytical instrumental
techniques used were Optical Microscopy, Scanning Electron
Microscopy equipped with an EDS microanalysis detector, X Ray
diffraction, FTIR infrared Spectroscopy and Raman Spectroscopy. Red
and yellow pigments used in Guran and Bale have bean derived from
red and yellow istrian bauxites, as already demonstrated for works
from 11th to 15th century. The blue pigment found in the paintings
of the Bale Chapel is a lapislazzuli blue; this fact confirms the
literature data referring to the period from 11th to the 16th
century. The materials and pigments used at Bale and Guran fit with
the Istrian tradition and history of painting going back to the
first Carolingian period.