Naples, the “Artistic activities”, Art School Boccioni-Palizzi facade
Thursday June 16th, 2016
Domenico Morelli and Guglielmo Raimondi
Second half of XIX century
Art School Boccioni-Palizzi, Solitaria street
Superintendence for the Environmental, Architectural, Landscape, Historical, Artistic and Demo-anthropological Heritages Naples – Arch. Teresa Caputo
Dott.ssa Luciana Arbace
PERIOD OF INTERVENTION:
September 2007 – June 2008
The Art School Boccioni-Palizzi was born in the late nineteenth century as a school of craftsmanship on the advice of G. Filangieri Jr. Domenico Morelli and Filippo Palizzi.
The building was severely damaged during the bombing of 1943 and the facade lost much of the decoration in glazed majolicas.
In the early 2000 in order to stop the serious deterioration that had endangered the stability of the hanging, it has been implemented a consolidation intervention of majolicas and a restoration intervention which involved the drainage systems and storm water conveyance which was completely blocked.
The experience gained related to the problems of conservation of glazed majolicas on architectural outdoors parameter during the works in progress on the majolica cloister of Santa Chiara in Naples allowed the selection techniques and materials for the operation of this facade.
One of the main problems was the creation of waterproofing of the wall crest and the storm water conveyance suitable gulleys.
To achieve this it was necessary to remove all the cornice, only after performing a pre-consolidation and having numbered the individual elements and recorded the codes on the reliefs.
Another problem was related to aesthetic appaerance submitting extensive majolica loss areas and the need to set a material link between the surviving fragments.