Physics unveils the secrets of art by Dr Philippe Walter
Date: Wednesday 26 May 2021
Time: 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join the webinar titled Physics unveils the secrets of art, presented by Dr Philippe Walter
Materials science today provides us with a vision of the processes involved in the creation of a work of art, from the choice of materials to the visual perception of the finished work. The precious character of the paintings implies particular cautions and requires non-destructive testing, which may give the maximum of information directly on the surface of the objects, in-situ in the museums or in the archaeological sites. We will show applications on paintings from Ancient Egypt and from Italian Renaissance. The talk will be followed by a short presentation of the Master in Physics Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi has recently launched to train specialists in the field of Non-Destructive Characterization, with a focus on Cultural Heritage. A Q&A session will then be open, with Philippe Walter, and Prof Frédéric Decremps, director of the Master in Physics at Sorbonne University.
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