Integrated reflectography and thermography for wooden paintings diagnostics
Authors: Ambrosini D., Daffara C., Di Biase R., Paoletti D., Pezzati L., Bellucci R., Bettini F.
Autors Affiliation: DIMEG, Università dell’Aquila, Piazzale E. Pontieri 1, 67100 Monteluco di Roio, L’Aquila, Italy; Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata, C.N.R. L.go E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze,Italy;
Opificio delle Pietre Dure, Viale Strozzi 1, 50100 Firenze, Italy
Abstract: The need of inspecting a masterpiece of fine art without affecting it led to develop non destructive methods of investigation. In the field of art conservation, several diagnostic techniques are being widely used to inspect works of art, giving different but complementary results. The present work deals with two of these methods, reflectography and thermography, both techniques examining objects in the infrared spectrum but in different wavelength bands. Their integrated data potentially provide a powerful tool for mapping hidden features and alterations of artworks. This was confirmed during the inspections of a 13th century panel painting under restoration at the Opificio delle Pietre Dure laboratories (Florence, Italy). A graphical user interface was also designed to aid operators in the field of conservation dealing with the results of the two IR methods. Many options such as image adjustment, comparison, overlaying and transparency variation, in addition to thermographic elaborations, have been made available to users. Imaging data integration provides a multi-layered and multi-spectral representation of the painting that yields a comprehensive diagnosis confirms the anomalies individuation and reduces the ambiguities of information coming from a single diagnostic method. (C) 2009 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Journal/Review: JOURNAL OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
Volume: 11 (2) Pages from: 196 to: 204
KeyWords: Integrated approach; NDT; Panel painting; Reflectography; ThermographyDOI: 10.1016/j.culher.2009.05.001Citations: 58data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2023-11-26References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here