The characterization of canvas painting by the Serbian artist Milo Milunovic using X-ray fluorescence, micro-Raman and FTIR spectroscopy
AuthorsDamjanović, Ljiljana S.
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A canvas painting by Milo Milunovic The Inspiration of the poet was studied by energy dispersive X-Ray fluorescence (EDXRF), micro-Raman and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy in order to identify materials used by the artist and his painting technique. Study is perfomed combining in situ non-destructive method with the preparation and study of cross-section samples and raw fragments of the samples. Milo Milunovic, an eminent painter from Balkan region, made a copy of the Nicolas Poussins original painting in Louvre in 1926/27. Obtained results revealed following pigments on the investigated canvas painting: vermilion, minium, cobalt blue, ultramarine, lead white, zinc white, cadmium yellow, chrome-based green pigment and several earth pigments - red and yellow ocher, green earth and umber. Ground layer was made of lead white mixed with calcium carbonate. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.