Restoring a ruined ruin…

for the second time Dieter Cöllen is going to restore the Colosseum – another cork model and masterpiece from Luigi Carotti (1842?). In 2017 Cöllen made his experiences with the one in the collection of the Lindenau-Museum in Altenburg/Germany.

This “twin” piece of a private owner is unfortunately in bad condition and it will take Cöllens entire knowledge and perfect cork material to bring it back to that ruin Carotti once created.

Starting with a solid base from plywood Cöllen reconstructs first the missing inner part of the arena.

Than the cork has to be “ruined” and colored with natural pigments even Carotti used at his time.

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