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Corpus der barocken Deckenmalerei
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Photo campaigns of the corpus of baroque ceiling painting

An important goal of the project Corpus of Baroque Ceiling Painting in Germany (CbDD) is the extensive photographic documentation of wall and ceiling paintings in the Federal Republic of Germany from around 1550 to 1800. The photographic campaigns are planned by the project's office in Marburg, the Deutsches Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte - Bildarchiv Foto Marburg (DDK), and implemented in close cooperation with the researchers and the team of photographers. Professional, freelance architectural photographers and photographers of the DDK document with great effort since autumn 2015 baroque castles and their interiors with ceiling and wall paintings in overall photographs as well as details for module I of the project (courtyards, castles and residences). The digital photographic and lighting equipment of the participating photographers is extensive. Every setting is prepared with great meticulousness and checked directly on the laptop. After digital processing, the photographs are inventoried at the DDK, archived, provided with metadata and made available to the public via the portal of the Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur. Thanks to digital technology, photographs are created in this way that often show more than a visitor can see with the naked eye.