Francesca Casadio

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Georges Seurat first employed his divisionist painting technique on A Sunday on La Grande Jatte – 1884 beginning in October 1885. Painting with pigments representing colors seen in the visible spectrum that were minimally mixed on the palette and using divided brushstrokes, he aimed to impart luminosity to the surface and to explore 19 th century ideas of(More)
This paper describes the use of a customized algorithm for the colorization of historical black and white photographs documenting earlier states of paintings. This study specifically focuses on Pablo Picasso's mid-century Mediterranean masterpiece La Joie de Vivre, 1946 (Musée Picasso, Antibes, France). The custom-designed algorithm allows(More)
T he purpose of this article is to discuss the process of colorizing a historical arti-fact—a black and white archival photo of Bathers by a River, 1909–1917, by Henri Matisse (Art Institute of Chicago 1953.158), taken in November 1913, when the artist was still working on the painting and showing it in a significantly different state compared to the one(More)
X-Ray fluorescence (XRF) scanning of works of art is becoming an increasingly popular non-destructive analytical method. The high quality XRF spectra is necessary to obtain significant information on both major and minor elements used for characterization and provenance analysis. However, there is a trade-off between the spatial resolution of an XRF scan(More)
the United States and a university and aims in building such tools. Works of art are dynamic entities and express a deep communication between the artist and viewer that does not need to be translated into words. It is direct and inspiring. The more we understand the visual message, the more we come to appreciate the artist's particular depth of expression.(More)
Inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) was used to determine the bulk metal elemental composition of 62 modern bronze sculptures cast in Paris in the first half of the twentieth century from the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As a result, a comprehensive survey of the alloy(More)
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