Thakur Satyanarayan Temple

INTRODUCTION  Satya Narayana is another name of lord Vishnu or Narayana. Shri Satya Narayana temple discussed in this write-up is in the city Rampur Busharhr, a municipal council in Shimla district in Himachal Pradesh. Rampur town is in a beautiful valley situated at the bank of the Satluj river. It bordered on the north with Spiti, on the east with Tibet, on the south with … Continue reading Thakur Satyanarayan Temple

Sri Harmandar Saheb Ji and First attempts in Art Conservation (2013)

Conservation approach  Collaboration between community, religious heads, management, historians and conservation scientists is a remarkable involvement for the sacred cause of Conservation and Preservation of wall paintings of Sri Harmandir Sahib Ji. The conservation approach has to deal with multiple interwoven issues. Some points to consider were: Whether we need to explore the under-drawings, belonging to various eras, at this stage How to make conservation … Continue reading Sri Harmandar Saheb Ji and First attempts in Art Conservation (2013)

Rescuing Frescoes from ruins

At the edge of a jungle, we found some ruins of a temple which was still functional in adjoining more recently constructed room. Initially when i visited the site in 2008, there was another structure right in the middle of the temple complex. This structure was now (2015) totally erased from the landscape. Only a defining foundation of it was left. This central part would … Continue reading Rescuing Frescoes from ruins

Securing the flaking-off pieces

There are many methods used to secure the falling of pieces right in the beginning , before we start with other treatment procedures of conservation. These methods are extremely helpful as they allow the conservators work with more confidence while removing the surface accumulations that are damaging as well as obscuring the art work and other relevant details. allow safe movement of the artifact while … Continue reading Securing the flaking-off pieces

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Frescoes vs Tempera

When we talk about wall paintings or mural paintings, most of us call them ‘frescoes’. This might not be technically correct for all the murals.Technically, if the painting is created ( or we can say that the colours are applied) on a lime plaster which is still wet, the painting is called fresco (Italian word which means ‘fresh’). While painting a fresco, no binder is … Continue reading Frescoes vs Tempera