Maurizio Seracini of Florence recently carried out a full diagnostic investigation of Leonardo's Adoration of the Magi. Multispectral images allowed an in-depth reading of the painting, from its surface all the way to the support. Moreover, the comparison between images in visible light and those in the infrared range enhanced the understanding of the genesis of Leonardo's masterpiece.
This precious study, kept in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, is shown for the first time ever in the United States on Finmeccanica's initiative and because of the collaboration between the Uffizi Gallery and the Library of Congress.
Multilayer Reading of the Drawing
Multilayer Reading of the Drawing.
A. Visible Light.
B. Ultraviolet Fluorescence.
C. Infrared Reflectogram.
D. Pseudo Color Infrared
The Hidden Drawing in the Wooden Panel
1a. Detail - Visible Light; 1b. Detail - Infrared Reflectogram
2a. Detail - Visible Light; 2b. Detail - Infrared Reflectogram
3a. Detail - Visible Light; 3b. Detail - Infrared Reflectogram