Utah's Great Gallery rock art younger than expected, say scientists
(Phys.org) —Ancient Barrier Canyon-style paintings crafted on sunset-washed rock faces of the Great Gallery, located in Horseshoe Canyon in southern Utah's Canyonlands National Park, are younger than expected, ...
Finding the lost art of Angkor Wat
(Phys.org) —Long-lost paintings have been discovered on the walls of Cambodia's ancient Angkor Wat temple, thanks to the keen observations of an ANU researcher.
Uncovering an oily mystery
Queen's researchers are making new discoveries about Paul Kane's paintings, an important collection of art for understanding 19th century Canada.
Terahertz reflectometry technique ensures perfect auto paint job
(Phys.org) —To keep your new car looking sleek and shiny for years, factories need to make certain that the coats of paint on it are applied properly. But ensuring that every coat of paint—whether it ...
Futuristic look at artworks of the past
Anyone interested in art conservation knows very well how the devil is in the details. Restoring or preserving paintings, ceramics or sculptures has become an art in itself, one that requires knowledge, patience ...
Carbon dating uncovers forged Cubist painting
Choosing the right physical technique to analyse paintings can make all the difference when it comes to ascertaining their authenticity. Now, a painting initially attributed as belonging to a series called 'Contraste de formes' ...
Painting in virtual reality, no trial-and-error
Almost any product made of plastic, metal or wood is painted or coated. But colour doesn't come cheap. The biggest polluter in a factory is the painting and surface treatment processes. By painting in virtual ...
Lab detectives help expose art fakes
In under two weeks, the art world has been rocked by cases of forgery in which paintings with a potential value of millions were unmasked as worthless fakes.
Italy physicists unearth art fake using new 'bomb peak' method
Italian nuclear physicists turned art detectives said Thursday they have discovered that a painting in the prestigious Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice is a fake.
Painting robot lends surgeons a hand
(Phys.org) —Would you let an artist perform life-saving surgery on you? You might someday, if the artist is a painting robot.
Skin cancer detector applied to paintings reveals 3D layering techniques of original artists
Researchers uncover how ancient artists used palace floor as a creative canvas
The floors of Greek Bronze Age palaces were made of plaster that was often incised and painted with grids containing brightly colored patterns and/or marine animal figures.
Inventor creates replica of Vermeer painting using modified camera obscura
iPad art gains recognition in new Hockney exhibit
Happily hunched over his iPad, Britain's most celebrated living artist David Hockney is pioneering in the art world again, turning his index finger into a paintbrush that he uses to swipe across a touch screen ...