Ultra High-Resolution 3D Laser Color Imaging of Paintings: the <em>Mona Lisa</em> by Leonardo da Vinci

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ConferenceThe 7th International Conference on Lasers in the Conservation of Artworks, Madrid, Spain
AbstractDuring the autumn of 2004, a team of 3D imaging scientists from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) was invited to Paris to undertake the 3D scanning of Leonardo's most famous painting. The objective of this project was to 3D scan the <em>Mona Lisa</em> - obverse and reverse - in order to provide high-resolution 3D image data of the complete painting to help in the study of the structure and technique used by Leonardo. This paper describes some challenges associated with scanning the <em>Mona Lisa</em> and presents results of the modeling and analysis of the 3D data including preliminary measurements of the thickness of the varnish layer.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Information Technology; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number49854
NPARC number5764483
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