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Night with Gertrude. And Victor.

Updated Dec 9th: Video added. Gertrude with high altar behind Gertrude is an old lady. About 600 years old. She is one of the wooden statues at the high altar in St. Nicholas’ Church, Tallinn. Gertrude is reviled to the public three times a year. Rest of the time she and other status are hidden behind the massive altar wings. Those altar wings are covered with medieval comic strip about life of St. Nicholas and St. Victor. Continue reading →

Icons RTI case study

Icons: Production  techniques and examination methodology Icon or ikon from Greek eikƍn is a representation of a sacred or sanctified Christian personage used in religious worship in the Russian or Greek Orthodox Church. The production of icons has been described by the monk Dionisios ek Fourna in 1728-1733. Icons are typically painted on a wooden panel with the egg tempera painting technique, over a layer of gypsum and glue (preparation layer). Continue reading →

Infrared RTI: Experimentation towards the development of multispectral RTI

Multispectral Imaging and Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) are both useful imaging tools for the examination of antiquities and works of art.  Previous research proved that RTI contributes significantly in prevention, investigation, examination, analysis and documentation, communication, dissemination and presentation of antiquities and works of art. Continue reading →

Infrared RTI

Last night i took the artwork from my wall and did my first infrared RTI. I would say it is even more exiting than normal RTI as you will see things you are not able to see with naked eye. Artwork I was taking photos of was not maybe the best to show the potential of IR RTI but I hope to try it it again with bigger light-source (I used converted Maglite Mini) and more challenging art-piece. Click on image to switch in between normal photo and IR RTI with specular enhancement filter. Continue reading →