February 2016

Infrared Technical Photography for Art Examination

2016-10-17T16:32:26+00:00

Just published Infrared Technical Photography for Art Examination. A. Cosentino “Infrared Technical Photography for Art Examination” e-Preservation Science, 13, 1-6, 2016. This paper discusses technical photographic methods based on the extended infrared sensitivity of a digital camera modified with the removal of the in-built hot mirror filter on the CCD or CMOS sensor, which in [...]

January 2016

Technical Photography Filters Set

2016-10-17T16:32:30+00:00

CHSOS offers the Technical Photography Filters Set at 970 euro + 20 euro shipping. They are the 4 filters (52 mm thread) that we use for our Art examination service and we test in our research publications. Visit our Technical Photography Filters Set page for more info. Technical Photography (TP) for Art diagnostics represents a [...]

December 2015

Technical Photography for wall paintings. Nunziatella di Mascali, Sicily

2016-10-17T16:32:31+00:00

We do run a lot of initiatives, Stay on top of things! CHSOS collaborated with Catania (Sicily) Archaeological authorities to contribute Technical Photography Diagnostics on the newly discovered XII century wall paintings in Nunziatella di Mascali, Sicily. CHSOS studied them with high resolution Visible, Infrared and Infrared False Color photography. We contributed "Indagine [...]

September 2015

On site Art Examination: Puglia, Italy

2016-08-31T10:18:24+00:00

CHSOS provides on-site art examination worldwide with lightweight equipment. CHSOS is based close to Catania airport serving plenty of Italian domestic destination as well as direct flight to a number of European main cities such as Barcelona, Berlin, Bucharest, Budapest, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Malta, Munich, Nuremberg, Paris, Prague, Tel Aviv, Zurich. CHSOS serves museums, [...]

August 2015

Crowdfunding for Art Conservation in Sicily

2016-10-17T16:32:36+00:00

CHSOS gave a talk at "Save the Soul of Savoca" August 6th 7 PM, Church of San Michele in Savoca (Sicily). CHSOS has collaborated with a local organization that has promoted the study of the church and its conservation through a crowdfunding campaign. “Save the Soul of Savoca – Salviamo i dipinti della chiesa di [...]

July 2015

On site Art Examination: The Netherlands

2016-10-17T16:32:43+00:00

CHSOS provides art examination and documentation worldwide and on-site with lightweight equipment. CHSOS is based close to Catania airport serving plenty of Italian domestic destination as well as direct flight to a number of European main cities such as Barcelona, Berlin, Bucharest, Budapest, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Malta, Munich, Nuremberg, Paris, Prague, Tel Aviv, Zurich. CHSOS [...]

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. Technical Art Examination

2016-10-17T16:32:44+00:00

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. [...]

June 2015

A lost Annunciation discovered in Sicily

2016-10-17T16:32:44+00:00

Just published a brief report on the discovery of a XVIII century Annunciation hidden under a same subject XIX century painting. DOWNLOAD During the conservation of the later painting the numerous paint losses indicated to the skilled conservators that another painting was well preserved behind it and it was worth to separate them (strappo). [...]

May 2015

“Christian Epigraphy in Syracuse” workshop, May 15th 2015

2016-10-17T16:32:52+00:00

CHSOS is invited speaker at “Christian Epigraphy in Syracuse” workshop, May 15th 2015. Since 2013 CHSOS has pursued diagnostics and documentation in Syracuse catacombs thanks to a research collaboration with Pontificia Commissione di Archeologia Sacra. Mural paintings and graffiti have been examined with innovative analytical and imaging technologies. CHSOS will present these studies. S. Stout, [...]