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Originally posted by bottleslingguy
hey mods WAKE UP and close this already? please???
During the restoration of Port Ramos of the New Cathedral of Salamanca in 1992, contemporary and modern motifs were integrated , including a carved figure of an astronaut. The insertion of this is due to the tradition of the old cathedral builders and restorers, where adding contemporary motif is done, concealed among the older original motifs, in order to sign their works. The person responsible for the restoration, Jeronimo Garcia, chose an astronaut as a symbol of the twentieth century.
Durante o restauro da Porta de Ramos da Catedral Nova de Salamanca realizado em 1992, foram integrados motivos contemporâneos e modernos, entre os quais uma figura esculpida de um astronauta.
A inserção deste motivo deve-se à tradição dos antigos restauradores e construtores de catedrais que consistia em utilizar um motivo contemporâneo, dissimulado entre os motivos mais antigos, com o intuito de assinar as suas obras.
Originally posted by jimbo999
Actually if you watch the whole video, you'll see hi res photos of the figure before] the restoration work in 1992 (or whenever it was..) and you can see quite clearly that the original figure was essentially identical to the current one. All the restorers did was fix a broken arm and some facial details....