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Laser-Based Technique Captures 3D Images of Impressionist-Style Brushstrokes

Laser-Based Technique Captures 3D Images of Impressionist-Style Brushstrokes

Written by David

May 21, 2020

 Researchers have developed a new strategy that uses optical coherence tomography (OCT) to acquire both the surface and underlying details of impressionist style oil paintings.

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This information can be used to create detailed 3D reconstructions to enhance the viewing experience and offer a way for the visually impaired to experience paintings.

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“Visitors to art museums can’t closely examine paintings and see the artists’ techniques because of security and conservation concerns,” said research team leader Yi Yang from Penn State Abington. “Our new technology can create 3D reconstructions that can be rotated and magnified to view details such as brushstrokes. This would be especially useful for online classes.” Caption: The researchers acquired OCT imaging data of an impressionist-style oil painting (left image). OCT images within the dotted line were digitally stitched together to […]

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