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Restoration of a Parmigianino's fresco: a micro-Raman investigation of the pictorial surface
Author(s): Danilo Bersani; Gianni Antonioli; Pier Paolo Lottici; L. Fornari; Marcello Castrichini
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Paper Abstract

We report on a Raman study performed on sub-millimetric sized samples taken from the surface of a fresco painted in 1522-24 by Parmigianino (Girolamo Francesco Maria Mazzola, 1503-1540) in the second Chapel of the S. Giovanni Evangelista Church in Parma, Italy, whose restoration has been recently fully completed. The 'palette' of pigments used by the artist has been established. X-ray micro-fluorescence measurements confirm the results obtained by the micro-Raman technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4402, Laser Techniques and Systems in Art Conservation, (22 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445667
Show Author Affiliations
Danilo Bersani, Univ. degli Studi di Parma (Italy)
Gianni Antonioli, Univ. degli Studi di Parma (Italy)
Pier Paolo Lottici, Univ. degli Studi di Parma (Italy)
L. Fornari, Soprintendente per i Beni Artistici e Stroici (Italy)
Marcello Castrichini, MC Restauri (Italy)


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Laser Techniques and Systems in Art Conservation

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