Light reveals new details of Paul Gauguin’s creative process

14 febrero 2015

French artist Paul Gauguin is well known for his colorful paintings, but he also was a highly experimental printmaker. Little is known, however, about how he created his complex graphic works. Now a team of scientists and art conservators has used a light bulb, an SLR camera and computational power to uncover new details of Gauguin’s process — how he formed, layered and re-used imagery to make 19 unique graphic works.