The mystery of the lost Cubist painting was solved during analysis for a report on the condition of the artwork. SGS experts use cutting-edge techniques, such as infrared reflectography and digital X-ray radiography, to look at all aspects of a canvas, including what has been over-painted.
Valeria Ciocan acknowledged that this was a unique opportunity for SGS Art Services. The majority of SGS Art Services work is conducted in strict confidentiality but, thanks to the generosity of “The Paysage” owner, Manou de Kerchove D’Ousselghem, SGS has been able to use this opportunity to show the wider world how art expertise is changing thanks to state-of-the-art objective scientific techniques.
“The Sense of Beauty”, written and presented by Dominic Frisby, will be broadcast on Italian TV channel RAI 5 on November 17, 2017. The six-part series looks at the eternal question, ‘What is Beauty?’, and discusses how beauty has changed over time and is perceived differently by different cultures. SGS will appear in episode 5, to be shown on December 15 at 9:15 pm.