diagnostic imaging

…. glimpsing …. Leonardo

…. glimpsing …. Leonardo

The 11th of April a superb painting was presented to public as it became, through a highly generous donation of Bernardo Caprotti, part of the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana collection. We had the true privilege to investigate it with IR Scanner Reflectography, IR false color, UV fluorescenze and Multilayer Method. It resulted as one of the most […]

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An everthing but small “bozzetto”

An everthing but small “bozzetto”

We start chronologically from when in March, the diagnostics performed on the ‘Ratto delle Sabine’ by Giambologna, at the Galleria dell’Accademia, in Florence, was presented. This work, which took some time and many skills, since, among others, Xray, UltraSound and Geo-Radar (with the help of S.T. Art-Test) methodologies were employed, led to unveil and understand […]

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Case studies, methodological research, new conservation problems

Case studies, methodological research, new conservation problems

The International Week for Cultural and Environmental Heritage, Florens 2012, is scheduled to take place in Florence from November 3 to 11. The programme (www.fondazioneflorens.it) includes, with more than 350 lecturers from all over the world, more than 40 meetings, lectio magistralis, round tables, events and urban installations, cultural happenings and musical events. Il Salone […]

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Caravaggio’s ‘Portrait of a gentleman

Caravaggio’s ‘Portrait of a gentleman': new discoveries on a touchscreen display.

With an excellent example of museum management, the Museo Civico of Montepulciano puts technology at visitors’ service offering an absolutely innovative opportunity to navigate the secrets of one of its finest pieces: the “Portrait of a Gentleman” recently investigated by Art-Test Firenze, restored by Mary Lippi, and attributed to Caravaggio by Prof. Massimo Pulini. Too […]

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Caravaggio’s Seminar: the very First Medusa presented in Uppsala.

Caravaggio, the very First Medusa: University of Uppsala, April 25, 2012. Dr. Federica Gasparrini, Professor at University of Florence, and Dr. Eng. Anna Pelagotti, for Art-Test, went through the scientific research and images showing the techniques used by Caravaggio on the two Medusas, Murtola and Medici’s one. The lecture has showed incontrovertible findings on diagnostic […]

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