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Spectral and colorimetric characterisation of painted surfaces: a scanning device for the imaging analysis of paintings
Author(s): Pierluigi Carcagni; Andrea Della Patria; Raffaella Fontana; Marinella Greco; Maria Mastroianni; Marzia Materazzi; Enrico Pampaloni; Luca Pezzati; Roberta Piccolo
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Paper Abstract

In the last few years multispectral imaging has entered the field of painting diagnostics and conservation because of its effectiveness and safety. It provides spectral and colorimetric characterization of the whole paint layer, suitable to document the conservation state of the artwork and useful in the study for the identification of pigments. Here we present a high-resolution scanning system for 32-band multispectral imaging of paintings in the 380÷800 nm spectral region. This system is based on a fast spectrometer for contact-less single-point measures mounted on two orthogonal XY translation stages. It can scan an area of 1 m2 with a spatial resolution of 4 dots/mm and a spectral resolution of 10 nm. Spectral reflection factor and tristimulus value measurements were carried out on coloured ceramic tiles and the results were compared with the corresponding certified values. Multispectral analysis was performed on a few ancient paintings and spectrophotometric results are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5857, Optical Methods for Arts and Archaeology, 58570T (12 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.612565
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Pierluigi Carcagni, Instituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata (Italy)
Andrea Della Patria, Instituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata (Italy)
Raffaella Fontana, Instituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata (Italy)
Marinella Greco, Instituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata (Italy)
Maria Mastroianni, Instituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata (Italy)
Marzia Materazzi, Instituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata (Italy)
Enrico Pampaloni, Instituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata (Italy)
Luca Pezzati, Instituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata (Italy)
Roberta Piccolo, Instituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5857:
Optical Methods for Arts and Archaeology
Renzo Salimbeni; Luca Pezzati, Editor(s)

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