A scanning device for wide band infrared
The underdrawing is a guideline for the artist to make the subject of
painting. It can be only sketched or very fine, rich of details and shading,
sometimes even using "chiaroscuro". Therefore, the underdrawing becomes
an artwork itself, evidence of the artis t's creative process, destined to
remain hidden forever, but in some cases, again visible using the imaging
technique known as infrared reflectography. The research group of the
Archaeometry Laboratory, at Department of Physics and Earth Science of
University of Ferrara, studies the pictorial artworks through a non-invasive
approach. To this purpose an image diagnostics protocol has been defined
also using instruments and devices specifically designed and developed.
This work is focused on the development of a scanning device for wide
band IR reflectography.
Eva Peccenini PhD in Physics. Graduated in
Diagnostics and Conservation of Modern and
Contemporary Art at University of Ferrara. She has
collaborated with TekneHub Lab (Emilia Romagna
Technopole), in diagnostics imaging for paintings.
Today, with a grant of Centro “E. Fermi” of Rome, she
works with the X-ray imaging group at University of
A scanning device for wide
band infrared reflectography
A scientific approach to know the works of art
Wide Band Infrared Reflectography