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3D Technologies for Measurement of Painting Surface Deformations: A Case Study

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Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2014) (EVA)

Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2014)

8 - 10 July 2014

3D survey, Artwork analysis, Restoration, 3D scanner, Kinect sensor

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      Ancient painted wooden panels are an important part of our cultural heritage. Wood as a support has always been very popular and painted panels are currently present, in a large number, in many churches and museums. However, depending on conservation conditions, their shape may modify in time and if not properly controlled may lead to some sever damage to the artworks. The paper describes the results of a study on the measurement of paintings surface deformation carried out using two different commercial devices both making use of structured light. The main goal was to highlight and measure the reliability of the such 3D measuring techniques to evaluate deviations from planarity due to the curving and warping of the wood in order to document spatial deformation suffered by the painting and monitoring its conservation status.

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      University of Florence

      Via S. Marta 3 Firenze, Italy
      Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, CNR,

      Largo Fermi 6, 50125 - Firenze, Italy

      via del Ronco 12 Firenze, Italy
      July 2014
      July 2014
      : 56-62
      © Francesca Uccheddu et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2014), London, UK

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      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2014)
      London, UK
      8 - 10 July 2014
      Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2014)
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