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Scaueni Monastery
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Scaueni Monastery: Main Church
Scaueni, Vilcea County, Romania

Located in Vilcea County, Romania, the Scaueni Main Church was part of a large monastic complex.  It was built in the latter part of the 18th Century.  The interior of the church was decorated with post Byzantine style figurative and decorative frescoes.  They were executed by painting on wet lime plaster that has been reinforced by organic fibers such as, hemp and horse hair.

Dan Tarnoveanu was a member of a team of architects and art conservators, 
led by Ion Neagoe, working under the Romanian Orthodox Patriarchate who performed the restoration of the main church between 1984 and 1986.


Restoration consisted of: 

  • Consolidation of the lime plaster layers that had become detached from the masonry walls and filling the missing areas of plaster support with lime plaster compound.
  • Consolidation of flaking and delaminating paint
  • Cleaning
  • Inpainting (reintegrating the image) using painting materials compatible with fresco painting.

The restoration project was completed in 1984.

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