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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

J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851). Technical Art Examination


We do run a lot of initiatives, Stay on top of things! I recently examined a remarkable version of the famous Turner’s views of ancient Rome. This post is a brief intro to the Technical art examination literature on Turner which is pretty vast, thanks mostly to the research of Dr. Joyce H. [...]

February 2014

Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935). Technical Art Examination


We do run a lot of initiatives, Stay on top of things! This January 2013 I was working on a Malevich’s case and I went through some literature on the technical art examination related to this painter. This post wants to share some thoughts. Fortunately, even if based in Sicily, I have proactive [...]

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

Old Masters Painting Techniques. References.


We do run a lot of initiatives, Stay on top of things! As a scientist working on art examination, I was always aiming at materials characterization both in my practice as in my knowledge background, so I guess it is all around in other educational institutions. Such as chemists, physicists, geologists starting this [...]

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

Edvard Munch. Technical Art Examination.


The KODE museum in Bergen (Norway) has an astonishing collection of Edvard Munch paintings.  It is the third Munch’s largest collection in the world and boasts Munch's main works. Though,  I enjoy their collection especially for their Munch’s early paintings. Read more about Edvard Munch and his works on Artsy. For this museum I did [...]

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 [...]