‘Before ever the Flowers were Named’: Photogrammetry, Virtual Restoration and the Constantinian (‘Fausta’) Ceiling Frescoes from 4th-Century Trier
Adam Blitz, Ronin Institute; Royal Anthropological Institute
13 May 2021
This presentation explores the role of photogrammetry, digital applications and virtual restoration of the 4th-Century Constantinian frescoes from Trier. Augusta Treverorum, ‘The City of Augustus among the (Celtic) Treveri’ was re-founded in honour of the Emperor Augustus c. 16-13 BCE. This study uses photogrammetry and digital approaches to alter both the plane and the viewer’s perspective. It resituates the frescoes within an interpretive framework better suited to the medium of Roman ceiling décor and offers high-definition for future conservation.
This presentation was delivered at the (en)coding Heritage Seminar Series, which brought together researchers working at the cutting edge of digital technologies, humanities and heritage science. The session was dedicated to Digital Reconstructions and Reactions. The full programme can be found here.
Organised and chaired by Dr Lia Costiner (University of Oxford) and Dr Leonardo Impett (Durham University) for the Oxford (en)coding Heritage Network.