About: Aleksandra Hola

In 2011 I received my PhD from the Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland. Currently I am a junior member of the Panel Paintings' Conservation Studio, which is staffed by four people. The scope of our unit comprises educational, research, and conservation activities. We offer a comprehensive program of lectures and lab classes designed for students in the master's degree program. We also supervise master's and doctoral projects, as well as individual research related to the technical and aesthetic aspects of panel paintings conservation.

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Conserving Pacino di Bonaguida: My Getty Foundation Fellowship

Madonna and Child with Saints / Pacino

The Panel Paintings Initiative is training the next generation of conservators of paintings on wood panels, and including professionals from Eastern Europe is a high priority. In this post, Polish conservator Aleksandra Hola describes her experience with the program. For… More»

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      The Perfect Male Form?

      This bronze sculpture is a copy of an ancient Roman marble statue known as the Belvedere Antinous, long considered one of the most beautiful statues to survive from antiquity. Engravings of the statue were used as models in the study of perfect body proportions.

      The bronze was once owned by Louis XIV, who purchased bronze replicas of ancient sculptures to enhance his kingly magnificence.

      A Bronze God for the Sun King

      Belvedere Antinous, about 1630, attributed to Pietro Tacca. Bronze. The J. Paul Getty Museum.

      Plate 11 in Gérard Audran, Proportions of the human body, measured from the most beautiful sculptures of antiquity, 1683. The Getty Research Institute

      07/05/15

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