The Comares façade in the Alhambra

In collaboration with the Universidad de Granada

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Shaded render from the photogrammetry data recorded by Pedro Miró © Factum Foundation

Factum Foundation with Ana García Bueno and a group of researchers from the Department of Painting at the Universidad de Granada are working together on a research initiative that forms part of the R+D+I PROJECTS IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE ANDALUSIAN ERDF OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME 2014-2020 (Andalusian Regional Government/European Union, European Regional Development Fund).

'Las fachadas de Comares (Alhambra de Granada) y Pedro I (Alcázar de Sevilla): Estudio comparativo de materiales y técnicas de ejecución' (A‐HUM‐282‐UGR20) aims at proposing a digital restoration of the polychrome surface that used to adorn the Comares façade in one of the courtyards of the Alhambra in Granada. In late January despite not being able to use scaffolding due to the high number of people visiting the Alhambra every day, Pedro Miró was able to acquire accurate digital data using photogrammetry. The first task has been to separate the original yesería from later restorations before starting the digital restoration of the colour.

Digital restoration is an emerging tool facilitating a new form of investigation and analysis. The carved plaster decoration in the Alhambra, which has been heavily restored and is missing most of its colour, is an ideal research subject merging different sources with informed opinions about their original appearance.

Shaded render from the photogrammetry data recorded by Pedro Miró © Factum Foundation

Render with colour © Factum Foundation

Render of a detail © Factum Foundation

Render of a detail, without colour © Factum Foundation


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