Skin cancer detector applied to paintings reveals 3D layering techniques of original artists
High-energy X-rays shine light on mystery of Picasso's paints
(Phys.org)—The Art Institute of Chicago teamed up with Argonne National Laboratory to help unravel a decades-long debate among art scholars about what kind of paint Picasso used to create his masterpieces.
A 'dirt cheap' magnetic field sensor from 'plastic paint': Spintronic device uses thin-film organic semiconductor
(Phys.org) -- University of Utah physicists developed an inexpensive, highly accurate magnetic field sensor for scientific and possibly consumer uses based on a spintronic organic thin-film semiconductor ...
Conductive paint lands in pens and pots for creatives
Researchers develop paint-on solar cells (w/ video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine if the next coat of paint you put on the outside of your home generates electricity from lightelectricity that can be used to power the appliances and equipment on the inside.
Ancient DNA provides new insights into cave paintings of horses
An international team of researchers has used ancient DNA to shed new light on the realism of horses depicted in prehistoric cave paintings.
Asteroids no match for paint gun, says professor
(Phys.org)—There is research that is off the wall, some off the charts and some off the planet, such as what a Texas A&M University aerospace and physics professor is exploring. It's a plan to deflect a ...
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 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.
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.
X-rays unravel mysterious degradation of Vincent Van Gogh painting
With a sophisticated X-ray analysis scientists have identified why parts of the Van Gogh painting "Flowers in a blue vase" have changed colour over time: a supposedly protective varnish applied after the ...
Cavemen were better at drawing animals than modern artists
Prehistoric artists were better at portraying the walk of four-legged animals in their art than modern man, according to new research published December 5 in the open access journal PLoS ONE by Gabor Horvat ...
Bacteria and fungi keep some ancient Australian rock art colors vivid
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.