A Digital Tool to Understand the Pictorial Procedures of 17th Century Realism
Samenvatting van het onderzoek (Engels):
To unveil the mystery of the exquisitely rendered materials in Dutch 17th century paintings, we need to understand the pictorial pro- cedures of this period. We focused on the Dutch master Jan de Heem, known for his highly convincing still-lifes. We reconstructed his system- atic multi-layered approach to paint grapes, based on pigment distribu- tion maps, layers stratigraphy, and a 17th century textual source. We digitised the layers reconstruction to access the temporal information of the painting procedure. We combined the layers via optical mixing into a digital tool that can be used to answer “what if” art historical questions about the painting composition, by editing the order, weight and colour of the layers.
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