Professional competence for the widest range of art diagnostics services
Scientific Analysis Methods
World-class scientific instruments and solutions for art analysis
Unique technologies that will answer your questions about what is on the painting and what is hidden under the superficial paint layer. The instruments employed by Art-Test are the result of a thorough and complex study carried out by experts with wide experience in this field, with the objective of optimizing both performance and portability.
Diagnostics and authentication services
We offer a wide range of solutions for all your needs in diagnostics, restoration, authentication, attribution and more. Art-Test activities are driven by true passion for art, trust in the objectivity of science and a “no non-sense” approach to always pursue our customer‘s best interest.
Based on our extensive experience we know which tests are needed in each specific situation, so we can avoid waste of precious time and money. For instance, for an authenticity check, most of the times a quick test is sufficient, while for attribution it is necessary to dive deeper employing a wide range of techniques. Therefore we offer two levels of service:
PRELIMINARY CHECK - A fast and inexpensive package of tests sufficient to uncover recent forgeries
FULL EXAMINATION - Depending on the artwork material and the evaluation objectives, the appropriate techniques will be applied and a comprehensive report will be issued with expert’s interpretation of results. We can choose from:
We collaborate with the best experts from universities, research centers, restoration labs, art historians, connoisseurs and specialists in specific techniques, styles, periods and artists. We produce comprehensive reports of our tests including interpretation of the analyses results with respect to the objectives of the examination, and the opinion of the experts.
We work with museums, labs, galleries, restorers and collectors. A few projects we have worked on:
We ensure customer’s privacy and we only show previously published projects.
We keep you updated with the key news on art analysis, diagnostics, restauration and attribution with our posts and newsletters
Carlo Dolci a patient technique Carlo Dolci, said Carlino, a beloved and acclaimed artist by the critics of his time, considered the greatest Florentine painter of the seventeenth century, contended by European nobility (although he almost never left the Tuscan territory), is now back in the spotlight thanks to the monographic exhibition running until November […]
Recently published by Etgraphiae, the relevant book “Goya through his self-portraits” by Paolo Erasto Mangiante, already author of the fundamental book “Goya and Italy” (Palombi Editore). In his latest book the author provides a new interpretation of the many self-portraits by Goya, identifying five categories, and through them tracing the often dramatic events of the life of the Aragonese […]
Piero di Cosimo On show this summer in Florence the monographic exhibition “Piero di Cosimo eccentric painter between Renaissance and Mannerism” (Uffizi, until 27/9), following the one recently concluded at National Gallery of Art in Washington. Lent to Washington and now worth a visit in Florence, among others the extraordinary “Liberation of Andromeda“, as according […]
Researchers from more than 50 nations met in Catania debating on advanced diagnostics for the works of art. Different approaches to diagnostics and conservation of artworks, and new analytical methodologies were presented during a 3 day high level scientific international conference taking place in Sicily. These new devices mainly address the non-invasive study of original, […]
Company – Who we are
At your service since 2005 Art-Test’s devices and a multi-skilled team of professionals sharing passion and respect for art combined with a thorough scientific background.
Our activities focus on analysis of artworks for diagnostics, restoration, authentication and attribution, but we have applied our technology to different areas such as archeology and even skin-cancer diagnostics.
A device portfolio among the most advanced, rapidity and flexibility of operation as you should expect from a modern private enterprise, and a highly professional approach constantly aiming at customer satisfaction, are the key success factors that have taken Art-Test to a leading position in the market.
Art-Test has a network of public and private partners enabling us to further broaden our offer and let our customers enjoy privileged rates.
Art-Test is based in Florence, home to a quarter of world’s top artworks (Unesco) in the heart of Italy, and opening an office in Brussels at the heart of Western Europe (with fast connections from Paris, London, Amsterdam and Cologne).
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- Workshop: La tecnica pittorica di Carlo Dolci - eepurl.com/bBspeH
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