Titian Painting damaged during Fire: Pictures of Removal Operations

1Few days after the fire has damaged the Titian’s painting “David and Goliath” (fire started on september 1st near the church of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice), firefighters and art conservation experts have removed the large painting (originally kept in the sacristy of the Venice) from its location to allow restoration activities. The painting has been damaged during the fire started from the roof of the nearby building and has been involved in firefighting operation from water used to extinguish the roof fire.

The pictures, which are part of the snapshots published in the official italian firefighters website, show the complexity of the operations needed to remove the canvas (located 10 m above ground) and the big number of people involved in the operations. Before the operations, firefighters have secured the structures and dried the rooms.

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