X-ray radiography

X-ray is non-destructive technique which is commonly used for technical examination of paintings in order to assess their condition and learn about the original materials and techniques used by artists.

The technique is very useful for detecting the composition changes, hidden paintings and over-painted areas. This examination technique can reveal the information about the composition and condition of the painting canvases, panels, wooden sculptures, the location, extent and nature of damages like for example tears, holes and internal cracks.