As técnicas de reintegração cromática na pintura: revisão historiográfica

Translated title of the contribution: The tecnhiques of chromatic reintegration: an historiographic review

Ana Bailão*

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Laura Mora, Paolo Mora and Paul Philippot wrote on the occasion of the first edition of Conservation des peintures murales, in 1975, that the tratteggio technique had never been published in any technical journal and, despite being practiced since 1945, had not been properly understood, which is why they tried to describe it in detail. In the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century, we still have problems with the reintegration terminology and some confusion about chromatic techniques applied to painting, whether in written discourse, whether in speech. Therefore, the principal aim of this article is to clarify the origin and original procedures of some chromatic reintegration techniques, the ones that usually are used in easel painting in Portugal, trying to make use of the original sources and specific studies on the subject, as well as to describe the particularities on the evolution of those techniques. The second purpose of this text is to provide this information in Portuguese, something missing until now. Through the interpretation of the bibliographic sources we found out that the same technique can be performed differently depending on the nationality of the conservator-restorer, thus contributing to the evolution of the existing techniques and the emergence of others.
Translated title of the contributionThe tecnhiques of chromatic reintegration: an historiographic review
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)45-63
Number of pages21
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Chromatic reintegration
  • Techniques
  • Tratteggio
  • Selezione cromatica
  • Astrazione cromatica


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