July 2015

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. Technical Art Examination

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617–1682) could be considered the most important Spanish painter in the 17th century.  He depicted women and children of his time and major religious works mostly between 1670 to 1682. He was extremely popular and he influenced artists such as Thomas Gainsborough which was his admirer. Murillo. Virgin of the Rosary. [...]

March 2014

February 2014

July 2013

Archivio Gallone, a noteworthy model

When I think about publications on technical art examination first things that come in mind is the National Gallery London with its amazing and constant efforts into dissemination of their technical examinations on their “Technical Bulletin” and on publications such as the series “Art in the making” and “Closer look”. Unfortunately, I cannot think of [...]

June 2013

May 2013

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 [...]

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. Technical Art Examination.

It‘s always thrilling to work on the attribution of such an important name. When authenticating a Caravaggio a lot depends on incisions. Caravaggio is known for the presence of incisions in many of his paintings which were supposedly made on the wet gesso with the back of his brush. There are a couple of hypothesis [...]

April 2013

Johan Christian Dahl. Technical Art Examination.

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. Multispectral imaging documentation of 52 J. C. Dahl's paintings for the KODE museum in Bergen, Norway. As usual, I [...]