There is more to a Rembrandt than meets the eye, science shows

14 abril 2015

Art historians and scientists use imaging methods to virtually «dig» under or scan various layers of paint and pencil. This is how they decipher how a painter went about producing a masterpiece – without harming the original. A comparative study with a Rembrandt van Rijn painting as its subject found that the combined use of three imaging techniques provides valuable complementary information about what lies behind this artwork’s complex step-by-step creation.