In the analysis of complex stratigraphical structures like painted artefact, infrared (IR) techniques can provide precious information about elements hidden under superficial layers of the artwork, such as pictorial features and structural defects. This paper presents a novel complementary use of reflectographic and thermographic techniques for the survey of three baroque paintings, preserved at the Chigi Palace in Ariccia (Italy). First, the IR-ITR laser scanner prototype has been used for the preliminary and remote near-IR reflectographic survey of the areas where the canvas was located. The resulting map was then used for planning the thermographic and mid-IR reflectographic studies, focusing the analyses on the most interesting areas of one of the paintings, called “La Primavera”. The combination of the three imaging techniques revealed several details not visible by the naked eye, such as restored lacunas and pentimenti, demonstrating the validity and complementarity of the proposed combined methodologies.

Ceccarelli, S., Guarneri, M., Orazi, N., Francucci, M., Ciaffi, M., Mercuri, F., et al. (2021). Remote and contactless infrared imaging techniques for stratigraphical investigations in paintings on canvas. APPLIED PHYSICS. B, LASERS AND OPTICS, 127(8) [10.1007/s00340-021-07654-1].

Remote and contactless infrared imaging techniques for stratigraphical investigations in paintings on canvas

Orazi N.;Francucci M.;Mercuri F.;Paoloni S.;Zammit U.;Petrucci F.
2021

Abstract

In the analysis of complex stratigraphical structures like painted artefact, infrared (IR) techniques can provide precious information about elements hidden under superficial layers of the artwork, such as pictorial features and structural defects. This paper presents a novel complementary use of reflectographic and thermographic techniques for the survey of three baroque paintings, preserved at the Chigi Palace in Ariccia (Italy). First, the IR-ITR laser scanner prototype has been used for the preliminary and remote near-IR reflectographic survey of the areas where the canvas was located. The resulting map was then used for planning the thermographic and mid-IR reflectographic studies, focusing the analyses on the most interesting areas of one of the paintings, called “La Primavera”. The combination of the three imaging techniques revealed several details not visible by the naked eye, such as restored lacunas and pentimenti, demonstrating the validity and complementarity of the proposed combined methodologies.
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Ceccarelli, S., Guarneri, M., Orazi, N., Francucci, M., Ciaffi, M., Mercuri, F., et al. (2021). Remote and contactless infrared imaging techniques for stratigraphical investigations in paintings on canvas. APPLIED PHYSICS. B, LASERS AND OPTICS, 127(8) [10.1007/s00340-021-07654-1].
Ceccarelli, S; Guarneri, M; Orazi, N; Francucci, M; Ciaffi, M; Mercuri, F; Paoloni, S; de Collibus, Mf; Zammit, U; Petrucci, F
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