Saturday, November 10, 2007

The True Colors Of a Masterpiece

A start-up based in Paris reveals the true colors of the Mona Lisa.

Lumiere Technology developed a multispectral digitization technique to scan the Mona Lisa in thirteen channels – from ultraviolet to infrared.
Then the spectral response curve of the varnish in each pixel was isolated and subtracted from the digital file to virtually reveal the surface of the painting when it had freshly exited Leonardo da Vinci’s workshop.

To learn more about this technique, watch the 13-minute video .
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