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Selection of achromatic and non-neutral colors to fill lacunae in frescoes guided by a variational model of perceived contrast
Author(s): Luca Grementieri; Edoardo Provenzi
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Paper Abstract

Many ancient paintings, in particular frescoes, have some parts ruined by time and events. Sometimes one or more non-negligible regions are completely lost, leaving a blank that is called by restaurateurs a ‘lacuna’. The general restoration philosophy adopted in these cases is to paint the interior part of the lacuna with an achromatic or non-neutral uniform color carefully selected in order to minimize its overall perception. In this paper, we present a computational model, based on a well-established variational theory of color perception, that may facilitate the job of a restaurateur by providing both achromatic and non-neutral colors which minimize the local contrast with the surrounding parts of the fresco.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2017
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10225, Eighth International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2016), 102251Z (8 February 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2267773
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Luca Grementieri, Univ. Paris Descartes (France)
Edoardo Provenzi, Lab. MAP5, CNRS, Univ. Paris Descartes (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10225:
Eighth International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP 2016)
Yulin Wang; Tuan D. Pham; Vit Vozenilek; David Zhang; Yi Xie, Editor(s)

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