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Restoration - The Royal Palace in Brussels

 

I was commissioned by the King of Belgium to decorate and restore the ceilings, fixtures and paintings of the Royal Palace in Brussels.

Restoration of the ceilings: 

The ceilings are complete in gold leaf 24k. Mixed in with different colors of gold for the contrast. The technique is named, Polymentvergulding, one of the oldest techniques in the world. It was used by the Egyptian people in the Pyramids. And maybe one of the most complicated techniques build up in different layers.

1. The complete piece has been painted with a mix of: mountain chalk mixed with distilled water and rabbit glue, found between the skin of a rabbit. Apply on a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius. Put on in 6 coats.

2. After you use a mixture of polyment: is a pipe earth with metal oxides inside, for the shine of the gold. Then mixed with distilled water and gelatin. You apply 6 coats after drying from the first one at a temperature of 38 degrees Celsius.

3. After drying the piece, the piece is rubbed with a cloth and given a certain shine. Then a mix a distilled water and pure alcohol and use a brush to put it on the piece, and directly apply the gold leaf. After approximately 18 minutes, the gold will polished with agaat stone to a high shine ( a mirror shine effect).

 

Ceiling after restoration (Large) Detail of ceiling (Large) Detail of ceiling and wall (Large) Detail of ceiling2 (Large) Finished ceiling and walls (Large) Fireplace painted in Palace Royal Belgium (Large) Marc painting Rouge royal (Large) palace1 palace2 palace3 palace4 palace5 palace20 Polymentvergulding (Large) Restoration goldleaf (Large) Restoration of ceiling in Palace (Large) Rouge royal lightbox photo gallery tutorialby VisualLightBox.com v6.1

 

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