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Wall Paintings

Are you curious about the original wall paintings from the Estates Hall? View the fragments of the wall paintings and get an idea of how the space was painted during the Baroque period.

What to Expect

The wall paintings date from the Baroque period. Original fragments of the wall paintings from the Estates Hall in the Ljubljana Castle, including painted coats-of-arms, heraldries, iconographic stories and figurative and architectural elements (bordure, pillars, capitals, etc.), were taken to the Restoration Centre of Slovenia at the Institute for the Protection of the Cultural Heritage of Slovenia after 1980. There the fragments were appropriately preserved and stored.

The fragments of the wall paintings subsequently underwent conservation-restoration treatment. The backs of all of the originals were thinned and reinforced, and they were glued to suitable new bearers. The damage to the original colour surface was repaired with lime plaster and coloured to approximate the original tone (with the technique of hatching), and the complete colour surfaces were reinforced and refreshed with an appropriate fixative.

The final conservation-restoration work took place from 2009 to 2011 in the studio of the Restoration Centre of Slovenia at the Institute for the Protection of the Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, under the guidance of Ljubiša Milić, a qualified painter, conservator-restorer and consultant.

 

Outline of the Tour

The wall paintings can be viewed in the Upper Lapidarium. The paintings were only preserved in fragments, so take the time to let your imagination assemble the missing pieces.

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