Imaging is a type of examination, often prior to physico-chemical analyses, with the aim of better understanding or visualizing an artwork.
It allows us to understand the technology implemented during the creation (preparatory drawings), the genesis (e.g. repentances), or the material history (composition and distribution of pigments) of an object.
At CARAA we have different techniques and cameras that allow us to examine the work from the deepest layers (the pictorial support), to the most superficial layers.
Ultraviolet fluorescence imaging as illustrated in this image of a 17th century Indian painting allows you to visualize late restorations but also the UV fluorescence highlights of the materials and pigments present on the painting.