Non-Destructive Investigations on Four Paintings by the Master of Castelsardo. A Collaboration Between ENEA and University of Cagliari
Gianfranco Carcangiu - CNR, Istituto di Geologia Ambientale e Geoingegneria, Sezione di Cagliari; Ombretta Cocco, Paola Meloni - Università degli Studi di Cagliari; Laura Donati, Pietro Usai - Soprintendenza per i Beni Architettonici, Paesaggistici, Storici, Artistici ed Etnoantropologici per le Province di Sassari e Nuoro; Pietro Moioli, Franca Persia, Claudio Seccaroni, Attilio Tognacci - ENEA, Unità Tecnica Tecnologie dei Materiali
An agreement between ENEA and University of Cagliari gave the chance of studying the materials and the technique used by Maestro di Castelsardo, the major artistic figure working in Sardinia during the end of the XV and the early XVI century.
The application of non-destructive techniques (x-ray fluorescence, x radiography and near infrared reflectography) to investigate four paintings by Maestro di Castelsardo gave the possibility to characterize the pigments and the constructive technique used by the painter. Some hypotheses on the latter could be formulated by the authors of this article thanks to the comparison of the data obtained