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May 2013

Infrared Reflectography: InGaAs camera VERSUS Digital Camera

This post compares an InGaAs camera - used for Infrared Reflectography (IRR) with a Digital camera modified for Infrared photography (IR). An InGaAs camera is your choice when it comes to imaging underdrawings. Though, the advantages of the InGaAs camera, even if real,  are limited. So, we should be aware of them before we decide [...]

Pablo Picasso. Technical Art Examination References.

Technical Art examination of Picasso has been more numerous than other 20th century painters. There are reliable resources on the internet from renowned institutions, such as the Art Institute Chicago [1], MoMA [2] and V&A [3].  Other information on the painting materials Picasso used thoughtout his life  are found in scientific journals [4-7] and conservation [...]

April 2013

Infrared Fluorescence Photography: Review

I noticed I often talked about Infrared Fluorescence Photography in my posts, such as the one on historical pigments, and the one on the Windsor & Newton Gouache color chart, but I didn't properly introduced the technique yet. This post want to be a brief review of the Infrared Fluorescence Photography. Infrared Fluorescence Some molecules and minerals [...]

Identify Prints. Relief, Intaglio, Engraving and Etching

We do run a lot of initiatives, Stay on top of things! Looking at old and new prints with an USB microscope is revealing and with some experience can lead to their identification. Printmaking history is fascinating as well as a complex subject. I like to share in this post some basic hints [...]

Mobile Nuclear Magnetic Resonance for Art. Workshop in Volterra

Volterra, Italy, will host the workshop “Analyzing Cultural Heritage using Portable Magnetic Resonance”, 12-15 June 2013. There are some scientists in Europe and US studying the applications for art conservation and historical architecture of mobile Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) systems. Among them the Pratt Institute where last year I taught “Scientific Art Examination”. [...]

6 months of Blogging

Thanks for following! Greetings from the Cultural Heritage Science Open Source lab.   360° view of the Lab It has been 6 months since the first post on Cultural Heritage Science Open Source blog. I’m glad to see that my posts are serving a growing art and conservation community interested in low-budget and innovative solution for [...]

Multispectral Image Analysis for Art. MultiSpec

This post introduces MultiSpec,the Multispectral Image Data Analysis software that I use. It’s free and pretty easy to use. On their website you’ll find tutorials and examples to learn and master it, so, I’ll just give here a very simple example of its application for examination of art. Just to let you see how neat [...]