Non-invasive Florentine Renaissance Panel Painting Replica Structures Investigation by Using Terahertz Time-Domain Imaging (THz-TDI) Technique

  • Corinna L. Koch Dandolo
  • Marcello Picollo
  • Costanza Cucci
  • Peter Uhd Jepsen


The potentials of the Terahertz Time-Domain Imaging (THz-TDI) technique for a non-invasive inspection of panel paintings have been considered in detail. The THz-TD data acquired on a replica of a panel painting made in imitation of Italian Renaissance panel paintings were processed in order to provide insights as to the limits and potentials of the technique in detecting different kinds of underdrawings and paint layers. Constituent layers, construction techniques, and anomalies were identified and localized by interpreting the extracted THz dielectric stratigraphy.


Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy Imaging Panel paintings Renaissance paintings 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Corinna L. Koch Dandolo
    • 1
    • 3
  • Marcello Picollo
    • 2
  • Costanza Cucci
    • 2
  • Peter Uhd Jepsen
    • 1
  1. 1.DTU Fotonik—Department of Photonics EngineeringTechnical University of DenmarkKongens LyngbyDenmark
  2. 2.IFAC-CNRSesto FiorentinoItaly
  3. 3.CIO Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica A.C.LeónMexico

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