Non-destructive investigation of paintings on different substrates. Methodology, achievements and limitations

Kaminari, Agathi, Banou, Pinelopi, Moutsatsou, Anna and Alexopoulou, Athena (2022) Non-destructive investigation of paintings on different substrates. Methodology, achievements and limitations. Design/Arts/Culture, 2. pp. 8-21. ISSN 2732-6926

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Today, non-destructive testing includes diagnostic methods that provide significant information for art historians, conservators and researchers. The quick in situ application, the absence of expensive consumables, the inspection of entire surfaces and the ability for mapping make these methods attractive to users. Additionally, they provide the advantage of examining large areas of work of art, supporting a multidisciplinary approach, documentation, analysis and protection of visual arts’ works. The case studies presented here involve the application of methodology on paintings on wood, canvas and paper substrate, while the constraints and particular requirements that different structures and special conditions dictate are discussed. Through these case studies the authors intend to highlight that the application of modern non-destructive methods offer many possibilities to the end user, making feasible the revelation of the painting technique, the characterization of the materials and supporting the decision making for conservation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Non-destructive testing, spectral imaging, conservation, icons, easel paintings, paper support
Subjects: W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2023 16:05
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2023 16:15

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