Material Analysis in Art and Cultural Heritage: Complex Examination of Historical Paintings

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Material analysis is indispensable in the study of artefacts and works of art. Identification of such materials as supports, grounds, pigments, varnishes and binding media answers a broad range of questions related to the authentication, artist attribution, history of historical objects as well as assists in their conservation, restoration and proper handling. In the presentation, we will give an overview of a novel non-invasive methodology based on the integration of imaging, microscopic and spectroscopic techniques for the analysis of paintings. The results on the complex examination of three Renaissance paintings attributed to El Greco and Titian workshops will be presented.

*The seminar will be in English and the event is open to the public.

Date: Thursday 9th February 2017

Time: 16:00 - 17:00

Venue: The Cyprus Institute – Guy Ourisson Building, Seminar Room, 1st Floor, Athalassa Campus

Speaker: Svetlana Gasanova, Science and Technology in Archaeology Research Center, The Cyprus Institute