Thermal quasi-reflectography: a new imaging tool in art conservation
Authors: Daffara C., Ambrosini D., Pezzati L., Paoletti D.
Autors Affiliation: Dipartimento di Informatica, Università di Verona, Strada le Grazie 15, I-37134 Verona, Italy; DIMEG, Università dell’Aquila, Via G. Gronchi 18, I-67100 L’Aquila, Italy; CNR – Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Largo E. Fermi 6, I-50125 Firenze, Italy
Abstract: In the artwork conservation field, non contact diagnostic and imaging methods are widely used and most welcomed. In this work a new imaging tool, called Thermal Quasi-Reflectography (TQR), is proposed and demonstrated. It is based on the recording, by suitable procedures, of reflected infrared radiation in the MWIR band (3-5 mu m). The technique, simple to perform, can provide very interesting results in the analysis of the painting surfaces. TQR was demonstrated in situ on two famous artworks: the Zavattari\’s frescos in the Chapel of Theodelinda (Italy) and the masterpiece by Piero della Francesca \”The Resurrection\” (Italy). (C) 2012 Optical Society of America
Journal/Review: OPTICS EXPRESS
Volume: 20 (13) Pages from: 14746 to: 14753
More Information: OPTICAL SOC AMER, 2010 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036 USA
KeyWords: Optics; Cultural Heritage; Conservation; quasi-reflectography; DOI: 10.1364/OE.20.014746Citations: 30data 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