A work of art records a deeper history than what is apparent at first glance. Analysis of pigments may reveal stories that are told by, and sometimes hidden within or behind an artwork. Through analysis of fine art the complex histories within paintings may come to light, and help conservators preserve our visual art heritage for future generations.
Employing the non-invasive compositional analysis capabilities of the ARTAX and M6 JETSTREAM instruments to investigate the origins and authenticity of fine artworks.
Saverwyns, S., Currie, C., Lamas-Delgado, E.
Microchemical Journal, 137, 139-147, 2018
Read about the M6 JETSTREAM in action as part of the 2018 Girl in the Spotlight project, where pigment distributions in the famous Vermeer painting were mapped using MA-XRF techniques.
Delaney, J.K., Dooley, K.A., van Loon, A., Vandivere, A.
Heritage Science, 8:4, 2020
Bruker's CRONO MA-XRF in action investigating the composition of pigments in Munch's The Scream.
Monico, L., Cartechini, L., Rosi, F., Chieli, A., Grazia, C., De Meyer, S., Nuyts, G., Vanmeert, F., Janssens, K., Cotte, M., De Nolf, W., Falkenberg, G., Sandu, I.C.A., Tveit, E.S., Mass, J., de Freitas, R.P., Romani, A., Miliani, C.
Science Advances, 6: eaay3514, 2020