It almost turns my head out of joint when you look at the ceilings of the Tessin Palace. A lavish pictorial world of Baroque is opening up. With the help of skilled restorers have cracks in the color disappeared and ceilings restored.
Lost in translation? Not at all. In fact, I think it just adds to the charm.
But I digress... the following images, showing details of the recently restored ceiling in the Palace of Nicodemus Tessin the Younger in Stockholm, speak for themselves. And, it tickles me that in the translation, the pre-restored condition of the ceiling is termed an 'injury'. It is a rather good credo with respect to rehabilitation, reclamation and preservation...
|A piece of the parlor cornice|
|The Philosopher Diogenes|
All images and research from here