Characterisation of paint samples from the Church of San Dionisio, in the Sacromonte Abbey (Granada)

2019

In this project a characterisation of the mural paintings in the Church of San Dionisio, in the Sacromonte Abbey in Granada, was carried out.

This neo-Gothic style church is one of the most unknown structures of the Abbey and a unique example in Granada that evokes those London churches linked to Romanticism.

It was built together with the Colegio Nuevo during the great expansion that the Abbey underwent in the 19th century and has a single nave, pointed arches closed with stained glass and covers with ribbed vaults. 

For the characterization, a series of samples of wall paintings were analyzed in order to identify their nature. The techniques used were X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and Fourier Transform Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy (FTIR)