Raking light Photography (RAK)
Raking light photography is a useful method for the examination of works of art and archaeology. It is part of the Technical Photography documentation and allows to detect and document surface features. RAK is used to document retouching and losses in paintings, as well as to study the painting technique, since it makes clear the brush work and the layering of the paints.
Applications in Art examination
Experimental Set up
|Publications on Raking light Photography (RAK)|
|A. Cosentino, M. Gil, M. Ribeiro, R. Di Mauro "Technical Photography for mural paintings: the newly discovered frescoes in Aci Sant’Antonio (Sicily, Italy)” Conservar Património 20, 23–33, 2014.|