Burial Chamber, 16th century
Chamber, 19th century photographs
Chamber, 16th century photographs
are nineteen maps attached to the book. Each map reproduces in scale
the scenes found in each room of the church before and after restoration.
Maps with line drawings identify the names of the scenes. Maps with
photographs show both the 19th century overpaintings and the 16th
century original frescoes.
For the photographic maps, all wall paintings
were photographed before and after restoration. The images were
then digitised and rectified using as a base the measured drawings
of the church walls. Then the rectified images were assembled into
photographic maps on the scale of 1:20 with the aid of CorelDraw
and QuarkXpress software. The line drawing maps were made using
as a base the photographic maps. For the book, these were then turned
into digital maps on a scale of 1:35.
This kind of graphic and photographic documentation has not been
done before in any of the painted churches of Bucovina. The editing
of line drawing and photographic scaled maps is a work of particular
technical difficulty, and is also a basic instrument offered to
art historians and conservators for research. It is only through
these maps that many of the scenes situated high up on the walls
or in the tower of the church are at all visible.
Tower, 16th century line drawings
Tower, 16th century photographs
South facade line drawings