The original polychromy of the main altarpiece of the Coimbra Old Cathedral, produced by the painter Jean d’Ypres in 1501-1502, has partially survived hidden under three subsequent interventions. Analyses performed by Scanning Electron Microscopy with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy, micro X-ray Diffraction, micro-chemical tests and micro-Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy enabled to demonstrate how particularly suitable were the materials employed and their implementation for the final effects to be achieved. This case-study, which involved the activity of Flemish artists in Portugal, allowed for a comparison to be drawn with altarpieces produced in Brabant at the same period.
|Title of host publication||Materiais e Processos Laboratoriais|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2013|
|Event||As Preparações na Pintura Portuguesa dos Séculos XV e XVI - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga - 28-29 June 2013 - |
Duration: 1 Jan 2013 → …
|Conference||As Preparações na Pintura Portuguesa dos Séculos XV e XVI - Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga - 28-29 June 2013|
|Period||1/01/13 → …|