Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 - 8th International Congress on Archaeology, Computer Graphics, Cultural Heritage and Innovation

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UN REGRESO VIRTUAL: RECREACIÓN DE LA APARIENCIA ORIGINAL DEL CORO DEL CONVENTO DE SANTA CLARA DE TORO (ZAMORA) CON SUS PINTURAS MURALES MEDIEVALES, EN LA ACTUALIDAD ARRANCADAS Y DESPLAZADAS
Francisco M. Morillo Rodríguez, Fernando Gutiérrez Baños, Juan José Fernández Martín, Jesús I. San José Alonso

Last modified: 20-09-2016

Abstract


The convent of Santa Clara of Toro (Zamora), founded in the mid-13th century and restored in the early 14th century, housed in its choir one of the richest ensembles of Medieval wall paintings ever recorded in Castile and León or even in Spain. However, these wall paintings were detached in 1962 and, after different disgusting circumstances, are now exhibited in another building of the very same city of Toro. The aim of this contribution is demonstrating how virtual rendering techniques can restore the wall paintings to its original location providing a vivid impression of its appearance by the time they were created. Essential for this is not only an accurate art historical analysis of both the building and the wall paintings, but also the use of photogrammetry to generate reliable 3D models.

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