Disciplines sculpture3d scanning / printingrestaurations / reconstructions
Mid 19th century, then world-renowned landscape painter Barend Cornelis Koekkoek, had a three-meter high wooden statue of Minerva placed on the roof of his studio house Belvedère. In 1933 the statue had become rotten and was taken down. The broken pieces were used to create a plaster model by the sculptor Matthäi from Cleves in 1940. This model wat taken to the WMF factories to cast the model out of metal. World War II is the reason why the statue never was realized but also that the main reason why the largest part of the statue was lost. The upper part of the body was preserved, this piece formed the basis for the reconstruction of the complete sculpture, realized by Atelier Willem Noyons. This part was scanned in 3D, and then printed in 3D to one tenth of the actual size. Using the minimally available visual material and research, with the help of Frits Scholten and Bieke van der Mark associated with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, using similar images, Willem Noyons redesigned the sculpture. After making several scale models, another 3D scan was made and translated into the full size statue. Then, the statue was reconstructed in detail from foam and plaster, then laminated in polyester, and placed on the tower of House Koekkoek on the 18th of September. The zinc roof construction was also part of the complete assignment. The commission is an initiative of the architect Werner van Ackeren, who lived in House Koekkoek as a child until 1959. The life of the painter Koekkoek can be commemorated with the homecoming of Minerva a 150 years after he passed away.
The measuring and drawing of the zinc roof was performed by Building Studio PelserHartman.