Citation "Restauración de imágenes de culto : propuesta teórica metodológica para la intervención de objetos de devoción"

  • Sequel Quintana, Roxana
  • Benavente Covarrubias, Ángela
  • Ossa Izquierdo, Carolina
Title Article/Chapter
Restauración de imágenes de culto : propuesta teórica metodológica para la intervención de objetos de devoción
Title translated English
Restoration of religious images : proposal for a theoretical and methodological approach for the treatment of religious objects
Title of source
Conserva: revista del Centro Nacional de Conservación y Restauración
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n. 15
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Language Summaries
ca. 100 bibliog. refs. and notes
Subject Keywords English
  • Religious property
  • Sculpture
  • Polychrome
  • Conservation
  • Restoration
  • Methodology
  • Technology
  • Recovery
  • Conservation restoration
Subject Keywords French
  • Bien religieux
  • Sculpture
  • Polychromie
  • Conservation
  • Restauration
  • Méthodologie
  • Technologie
  • Récupération
  • Conservation restauration
Subject Geog Name English
  • Chile
  • Santiago de Chile
Subject Geog Name French
  • Chili
This article presents the main arguments that uphold the decision to preserve and restore the structure of the Virgen del Carmen. More than the damage suffered and the evaluation of the technical aspects of the feasibility of its recovery, it was conceptualized as a symbol image, and as such, is visible, sensitive to epiphany; a historical presence and revelation of the eternal Word; a symbolic link of faith with existence, of homeland with an independent State, where the trinomial matter-form-content is revealed as a hierophany of heterogeneous levels and irreducible realities. Such arguments, based on the theology of image and cultural anthropology, contrast and interweave with the contemporary theory of restoration based on the premise made by Muñoz Viñas (2003) on the conceptual, social and cultural metamorphosis that the “objects of Restoration” have undergone over the last decades, forcing the disciplinary ethic and its actors to recognize the participation of different subjectivities in the technical decisions of intervention. These precepts, then, explain the methodological phases that guided the investigation and restoration processes of the Virgen del Carmen of El Sagrario Parish.;(A.A.)
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Per Chili 9
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