Last year I did the multispectral imaging documentation of 52 J.C Dahl paintings at the KODE museum in Bergen, Norway. Dahl was a romantic Norwegian painter, recognized as the father of Norwegian landscape painting.
As usual, I post here my research on published technical art examination material on this artist, which is actually really sparse.
The documentation I produced in 2011 has not been published yet but the museum granted me the permission to use some images of J.C. Dahl paintings for an educational presentation regarding multispectral imaging.
Pigments Checker is for photographers, conservators and scientists interested in technical documentation of paintingss. It has 54 swatches of historical pigments designed for infrared photography, ultraviolet photography and other technical photographic methods for art examination. Check it out!
Pigments Checker is a collection of 54 swatches of historical pigments that have been applied using gum arabic as a binder on a cellulose and cotton watercolor paper, acids and lignin free. This paper is not treated with optical brighteners, it’s slightly UV fluorescent, and it reflects IR. Two cross-hair lines, 0,2 mm (vertical) and 0.4 mm (horizontal) are printed on each swatch of paper before the application of paint, in order to have a means to evaluate the pigments’ transparency in the IR and IRR imaging. Among all the pigments and their varieties ever used in art these pigments collection select the most used ones from antiquity to early 1950’.