History of artistic diagnostics

Si dice che il pittore bergamasco Fra’ Galgario possedendo un dipinto tizianesco avesse compiuto dei tentativi di “esami stratigrafici” giacché con “un coltellino aveva indagato la struttura degli strati pittorici”.

Raking Light

The first step to be taken when examining a painting with the aim of obtaining new information and investigating its state of conservation and technique: the raking light.

Ultraviolet fluorescence

By projecting a beam of UV rays on the surface of a painting we will be able to observe how some parts of it light up while others remain dark. This is due to the phenomenon of …

Diagnostics – Introduction

Knowing the tools means, above all, knowing how to evaluate the potential in relation to the purposes to be pursued, in order to correctly use the tools …