Veronese’s Diptych of Prophet Isaiah and Prophet Ezekiel

During the exhibition Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future (14-30 Sept. 2018) at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice, two works by Italian Renaissance painter Paolo Veronese were digitised with the foundation’s Lucida 3D scanner. In collaboration with Open Care’s Department of Conservation and Restoration (Milan), Factum Foundation scanned Veronese’s diptych, depicting the Prophet Isaiah and the Prophet Ezekiel, owned by the Gallerie dell’Accademia. The data, gathered before and after the diptych’s restoration, will be used to inform and document the cleaning of the paintings.

Paolo Caliari, known as Il Veronese (Verona, 1528 – Venezia, 1588), Ezekiel and Isaiah, 1548-1588, Oil on canvas. Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venezia

Lucida 3D Scanner recording the Prophet Isaiah painting © Guendalina Damone for Factum Foundation

As part of this initiative, a practical workshop on surface 3D scanning was carried out by a team from Factum Foundation on September 21st.

The Factum Foundation team recording the Prophet Isaiah painting with Lucida 3D Scanner © Factum Foundation