Lecture of Manuel Castiñeiras in Tokyo

Posted in Papers and Conferences

TokyoThe Prof. Manuel Castiñeiras, has enjoyed a research stay (from 1 September to 15 September 2012) in Japan, invited by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, to give a cycle of conferences on Spanish Medieval Art in universities and museums of Japan. The last act was celebrated in Tokyo, in the National Museum of Western Art. The results of our research project has been submitted, with the title:

"Pintar hace mil años: recursos técnicos y programas iconográficos de los artistas del Románico catalán”

Seminar of Marco Rossi in UAB and MNAC

Posted in Scientific Activities Organization


Marco Rossi, professor of history of medieval art of the Università Cattolica di Milano and researcher of the project Magistri Cataloniae, will visit Barcelona next October to give the following lectures:

Conference "Alle origini della pittura romanica europea: gli affreschi di Galliano"

Date and place: Tuesday, 2 October 2012 in the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (Sales del absis d'Àneu i Sant Pere del Burgal).

Hour: 19:00.

Seminar "Problemi di committenza nella pittura lombarda fra VIII e XII secolo"

As part of the Master’s desgree of Anàlisi i Gestió del Patrimoni Artístic of the UAB.

Date and place: Wednesday, 3 October 2012 at Sala de Graus (B7/052) of the Faculty of Phylosophy and Arts, UAB.

Hour: 16:00 to 19:00.

Research of the Romanesque Pictorial Techniques

Posted in Related Projects

Examinant un dels frontalsExamining an altar frontalOne of the main goals of the project “Artistas, patronos y público. Cataluña y el Mediterraneo (s. XI-XV) - MAGISTRI CATALONIAE” (MICINN HAR2011-23015) is to study the medieval artists’ techniques by methods of scientific analysis applied to the artwork.

The interdisciplinary of the work provided by the different specialists (restorers, art historians, chemicals) makes possible a comprehensive and rigorous research of the Romanesque Catalan painting network (mural painting and panel painting). The sum  and the association of the study of the materials and the execution technologies, also the historical artistic documentation of the work, and as well the comparison with other contemporary examples, will help us to answer some of the questions that this project has the aim to resolve: the origin, the formation and trajectory of the Romanesque painter.

Through a transversal collaboration between the UAB, the MEV and the CRBMC -the last two as EPOS of the project- three panels of the Museu Episcopal of Vic (altar frontals from Lluçà, Espinelves and Puigbò) have been analysed at the Centre de Conservació i Restauració de Catalunya. The results of the study of the material components will be confronted, in comparative terms, with the results of the scientific tests of two mural paintings that present stylistic affinities with two panels from de MEV (Lluçà, Espinelves). These two mural painting sets are those from Sant Martí de Puig-Reig and from the chapel of Sant Thomas Becket’s of Santa Maria de Terrassa. This first step of the research should determine the connection between the different pictorial Romanesque technologies and evaluate, for certain examples, the existence of a unique profile or a shared learning of the medieval painter.

Examen-dun-frontal-amb-llum-ultravioladaTesting an altar frontal with ultraviolet light