About this database

This spectral database provides conservation scientists with a collection of visible and near-infrared (350-2500 nm) reflectance spectra of modern watercolours, based on the pictorial palette of the Portuguese modernist painter Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso (1887-1918).
Several paint mock-ups were prepared and analysed by means of portable multiplex spectro-analysers equipped with opical fibres (FORS) and a double-beam double-monochromator laboratory spectrophotometer (DRS).

This work was done within the collaboration between the Department of Conservation and Restoration, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia – Universidade Nova de Lisboa and the Institute of Applied Physics “Nello Carrara” of the Italian National Research Council.

By:
Ana Margarida Silva1,2, Marcello Picollo3, Lorenzo Stefani3

1 Department of Conservation and Restoration, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campus Caparica, Portugal
2 REQUIMTE-LAQV, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campus Caparica, Portugal
3 Institute of Applied Physics “Nello Carrara“ of the National Research Council (IFAC-CNR), Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, Italy

With your credentials you can also access the following IFAC spectra databases:

Fiber Optic Reflectance Spectra (FORS)
Modern Pictorial Materials Diffuse Reflectance Spectra (DRS)
Polymers Infrared Reflectance Spectra (PolIReS)

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Last revision: 2016 March
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