The analytical and diagnostic investigation techniques applicable to works of art in order to obtain information on their executive procedures and state of conservation.
Breaching the secrets of the pictorial procedures of the great masters
The convergence of art historians, restorers, artists and scientists to reveal the secrets of painting.
The growing interest in the ways in which the works were created is not curiosity to follow the artist in his work but awareness of how much the technique determines and influences his style.
Collects and interprets the documents obtained from artistic diagnostics.
Also takes into account the contribution provided by the interpretation of treaties on artistic techniques.
Retracing the stages of the process of a painting verifies the validity of the hypotheses developed thanks to the results of the material documentation.
The pictorial procedures of Raffaello, Tiziano, Caravaggio and other masters
Examples for a search field
GIOVANNI BELLINI – Tempera grassa and mixed media
Contrary to what the sources have suggested, in many paintings by Giovanni Bellini, scientific analyzes have identified a lead white primer over the drawing.
The function of this layer on top of the preparatory drawing has not yet been clarified.
Progetto Leonardo – Leonardo Project
The study of Leonardo’s technique is certainly a research field of great interest, on which numerous uncertainties still remain: join the ARTEnet Group and actively take part in the realization of the ‘Scientific reproduction of a work of the artist.
Progetto Canaletto – Canaletto Project
The artist gradually becomes increasingly dependent on mechanical tools as a guide to perspective and architectural details. The lines engraved in the ground preparation and the use of the compass can be well noticed even with the naked eye.