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An Interactive Tool for Speed up the Analysis of UV Images of Stradivari Violins

  • Piercarlo Dondi
  • Luca Lombardi
  • Marco Malagodi
  • Maurizio Licchelli
  • Tommaso Rovetta
  • Claudia Invernizzi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9281)

Abstract

UV fluorescence photography is widely use in the study of artworks, in particular for the analysis of historical musical instruments. This technique allows seeing important details which cannot be observed with visible light, such as retouching, different paints coats or worn areas. The complexity of the interpretation of the surface of a violin is proportional to its state of preservation: more alterations correspond to a more wide range of colors. We designed an interactive tool able to help the scientist to understand the composition of the surface and in particular the distribution of the colors on the entire instrument, avoiding perception illusion. The result is achieved using a quantized histogram in HSV color space. The tests were performed on UV imagery of the Stradivari violins collection stored by “Museo del Violino” in Cremona.

Keywords

Cultural heritage Violin UV fluorescence Histogram analysis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Piercarlo Dondi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Luca Lombardi
    • 2
  • Marco Malagodi
    • 1
    • 3
  • Maurizio Licchelli
    • 1
    • 3
  • Tommaso Rovetta
    • 1
  • Claudia Invernizzi
    • 1
  1. 1.Arvedi Laboratory of Non-Invasive DiagnosticsUniversity of PaviaCremonaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Electrical, Computer and Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly
  3. 3.Department of ChemistryUniversity of PaviaPaviaItaly

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