Looking Deeper Into The Old Masters

New technology is allowing art experts to examine long-held beliefs about centuries-old works as never before. “Probing the surface with X-rays or infrared light or dating the work by dendrochronology — counting the rings in the wooden panel on which the image was painted — can reveal much about how a work was actually made… Such analysis can also uncover many twists and turns in the long trip from the artist’s studio to the museum wall.”