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Probota – Paintings Maps

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. Each map reproduces in scale the scenes found in each room of the church before and after restoration.
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 (after restoration)

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Chancel, 19th century (before restoration)

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Chancel, 16th century (after restoration)

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Naos, 19th century (before restoration)

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Naos, 16th century (after restoration)

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Burial Chamber, 19th century (before restoration)

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Burial Chamber, 16th century (after restoration)

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Pronaos, 16th century E (after restoration)

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Pronaos, 16th century W (after restoration)

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Exonarthex, 16th century (after restoration)

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