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October 2013 - August 2015
- Technical Study of Paintings Internship
- I undertake technical study of easel paintings for staff, students and external clients using a wide range of methods: X-radiography, multispectral imaging, portable XRF, sampling and sample preparation for microscopy/microphotography and EDX analysis.
This paper presents results from the examination of a set of experimental samples using fibre optic reflectance spectroscopy (FORS) and diffuse reflectance imaging spectroscopy in the short-wave infrared (SWIR) range, combined with statistical analysis of the data for the discrimination and mapping of poppy and linseed oil. The aim was to evaluate...
The paintings by Édouard Manet in The Courtauld Gallery Déjeuner sur l'herbe (1863–68), Marguerite de Conflans en Toilette de Bal (1870–1880), Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil (1874), and A Bar at the Folies–Bergère (1882) were investigated for the first time using a range of non‐invasive in situ analyses. The aims of the study were to investigate...
Paintings by Édouard Manet from the Courtauld Gallery including Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe (1863-68), Marguerite de Conflans en Toilette de Bal (1870-1880), Banks of the Seine at Argenteuil (1874), and A Bar at the Folies–Bergère (1882) have been investigated for the first time using a combination of non-invasive in situ analytical methods. These incl...
This paper presents the results of analyses carried out on three decorative phases of the presbytery of the church of Santa Maria Antiqua al Foro Romano in Rome: the fourth-century AD mosaics setting bed; the Adoration of the Cross, dated to the papacy of John VII (AD 705–7); and the paintings in the apse of the Pope Paul I (AD 757–68) phase. The r...
The layered mural paintings inside the church of Santa Maria Antiqua al Foro Romano in Rome have been painted at various times since the Imperial age until the 9 th century. They present a unique and precious evidence of the stylistic, iconographic and technical choices made by patrons and masters in Roman mural painting between the Late Antiquity...