Paola Carnazza's scientific contributions

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In this study, the investigation of the oil painting on canvas I Tesori del Mare made by Plinio Nomellini in 1901 is presented. The aim of the research was threefold: the examination of the state of conservation in view of the restoration treatment, together with the identification of the causes of degradation and the study of the artistic techniqu...
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This paper describes the multi-analytical approach implemented for the study of the oil painting Il Venditore di Cerini made by Antonio Mancini in 1878. The research was carried out to characterize both the original stratigraphy and the alleged non-original varnish on the surface. SEM/EDS analysis showed the presence of pigments already detected in...
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Alberto Burri, among the artists of the 20th century, was known for using some of the most complex and iconic “paint” techniques of this period, which entailed using a mixture of traditional and modern materials. The chemical composition of the materials used in his works of art is difficult to unravel given that he employed a wide variety of both...
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Seven artworks representing the diversity of paints used around the 1960s and created by German and Italian painters (J. Albers, A. Bonalumi, L. Boille, T. Scialoja and M. Schifano) were studied on-site at the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna (Rome) with mobile instruments. We present a methodology based on Specular Reflectance Infrared Spectrosco...
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In the 1960s in Rome a group of artists, the so-called ‘School of Piazza del Popolo’, experienced an intense season of renewal marked by technical experimentation. At the time, Rome was an international city, a meeting place of different artistic movements. Chemical-physical analyses and conservation assessments were carried out as a preliminary ph...
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Different painting techniques, materials and application methods that characterise contemporary artworks, with predominantly matt surfaces and uniform tones, make retouching one of the most complicated conservation treatments, since sameness is the main target. The retouching intervention carried out at the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Conte...
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We present the results of a diagnostic campaign on three of Giuseppe Capogrossi’s abstract paintings from the 1950s and 1960s, conserved at the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome. Non-invasive investigations by reflection FT-IR spectroscopy were carried out, followed by micro-destructive laboratory analyses using Py-GC-MS, and...

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... At the time of the analysis, the artwork showed aged layers of a coating material, incoherent sediments of dust, and lifting of the paint layer, mostly evident in the central area. Therefore, the implemented multi-analytical approach allowed the acquiring of significant elements to identify the materials and the structure of the stratigraphy, also providing substantial information to define the need for cleaning treatment of the artwork [9,10]. Multispectral imaging, Raman spectroscopy, and DinoLite acquisitions were carried out in the Restoration Laboratory of the Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Rome, enabling the selection of the more significative sampling areas to perform micro-invasive analyses, and providing relevant data regarding the varnish layer and the artistic technique ( Figure 1). ...
... Un autre mode de mesure fréquemment utilisé est la réflexion, qui repose sur l'analyse d'une surface plutôt lisse et brillante (par réflexion spéculaire) ou plutôt rugueuse (par réflexion diffuse) par réverbération du faisceau infrarouge ayant interagi. Ce mode de mesure étant totalement sans contact, il est particulièrement employé dans le domaine de l'analyse des objets du patrimoine tels que les objets peints et vernis (Rosi et al., 2009 ;Daher et al., 2014 ;Stacey et al., 2018 ;Robinet et al., 2020 ;Mancini et al., 2021). ...
... The results, along with the description and comparison of the mortars, led to the identification of recurrent types of stratigraphy. An excavation recently made in the area of the former Palatium the extensive literature, even in recent years, describing analyses conducted on Roman wall paintings [6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13], to the best of our knowledge nothing similar has ever been characterised before. Using microscopic and chemical investigations, we focused on these particular fragments in order to characterise a Roman building technique never described so far in the literature. ...