The digital reconstruction process comprised two stages. In the first, we reconstructed all the parts of the church’s paintings that are poorly defined or have deteriorated a great deal with the passage of time. To that end, we made the most of even the smallest detail to completely reconstruct a figure, a frieze or an architectural element. The second stage revolved around the representation of the parts of which nothing remains on the church’s walls but which we know were there, such as a group of apostles. We developed our representations of such figures on the basis of the traits of others that the fresco depicts.
The image above shows how we reconstructed the figure of Sant Climent (St. Clement), taking every detail of the original painting into account. All our reconstructions were carried out digitally, following the Romanesque pictorial technique.
The image below shows a sketch of our representation of Abel offering God a lamb.
The image below illustrates the process of reconstruction with very few elements to serve as a starting point. We used the position of the figures’ hands to work out the position of their bodies and their gestures.
Integrating the remains and our recreations was another important part of digital reconstruction.
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