Nondestructive Investigation of the Internal Structure of Fresco Paintings

New methods to measure the internal structure of wall paintings include single-sided nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and terahertz time-domain imaging (THz). We report the measurement of eight fresco models prepared with traditional fresco-making techniques in which we observe the structure of the wall paintings and verify the measurement techniques. Experimental results show that the two techniques are complementary; we expect these techniques to help in identification and analysis of historic wall paintings.

Fukunaga, T. Meldrum, W. Zia, M. Ohno, T. Fuchida, B. Bl├╝mich, Nondestructive Investigation of the Internal Structure of Fresco Paintings, in: 2013 Digital Heritage International Congress (DigitalHeritage), Marseille, France, Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, 2013, pp. 81-88. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6743716