Navigation Links
High-energy X-rays shine light on mystery of Picasso's paints
Date:2/7/2013

ARGONNE, Ill. (Feb. 6, 2013) -- The Art Institute of Chicago teamed up with Argonne National Laboratory to unravel a decades-long debate among art scholars about what kind of paint Picasso used to create his masterpieces.

The results published last month in the journal Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing adds significant weight to the widely held theory that Picasso was one of the first master painters to use common house paint rather than traditional artists' paint. That switch in painting material gave birth to a new style of art marked by canvasses covered in glossy images with marbling, muted edges, and occasional errant paint drips but devoid of brush marks. Fast-drying enamel house paint enabled this dramatic departure from the slow-drying heavily blended oil paintings that dominated the art world up until Picasso's time.

The key to decoding this long-standing mystery was the development of a unique high-energy X-ray instrument, called the hard X-ray nanoprobe, at the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Photon Source (APS) X-ray facility and the Center for Nanoscale Materials, both housed at Argonne. The nanoprobe is designed to advance the development of high-performance materials and sustainable energies by giving scientists a close up view of the type and arraignment of chemical elements in material.

At that submicroscopic level is where science and art crossed paths.

Volker Rose, a physicist at Argonne, uses the nanoprobe at the APS/CNM to study zinc oxide, a key chemical used in wide-band-gap semiconductors. White paint contains the same chemical in varying amounts depending on the type and brand of paint, which makes it a valuable clue for learning about Picasso's art work. By comparing decades-old paint samples collected through e-Bay purchases with samples from Picasso paintings, scientists were able to learn that the chemical make up of paint used by Picasso matched the chemical makeup of
'/>"/>

Contact: Tona Kunz
tkunz@anl.gov
630-252-5560
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology technology :

1. Plasma startup creates high-energy light to make smaller microchips
2. All the colors of a high-energy rainbow, in a tightly focused beam
3. Advance in X-ray imaging shines light on nanomaterials
4. Proteins shine a brighter light on cellular processes
5. Metal nanoparticles shine with customizable color
6. Perfect nanotubes shine brightest
7. Nanocrystals make dentures shine
8. Sheffield scientists shine a light on the detection of bacterial infection
9. Transcreener Assays Highlighted for Challenging Microbial, Cancer and Epigenetic Drug Targets at SLAS 2013
10. Light-emitting triangles may have applications in optical technology
11. New CfPIE Website Highlights Life Science Training Options for the Latest FDA Guidances and Standards
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2014)... Pittcon is pleased to announce that the 2015 ... Scientific, have organized a session on nanotechnology for presentation ... Asia’s largest analytical and scientific instruments show, will be ... , The four speakers in this U.S. symposium, “Thinking ... Single Cells” will present their use of nanotechnology to ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 A major ... the biotech start-up dense realm of Boston-Cambridge, is gaining ... able investors. James Sherley, the Director of Boston’s Adult ... the local and national visibility of his company an ... 2013. , In addition to a social media marketing ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... MA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 “This kit ... test to screen from 0 to 150 ppb,” said Mark ... is a significant benefit to plant owners and USDA-GIPSA inspection ... and other commodities. Testing can take place in a matter ... only can the plant test the feed and grain before ...
(Date:8/28/2014)...  Next month, executives from clinical trial marketing firm BBK ... with Patient-Centered Clinical Trials 2014 , to be held ... , September 4-5. Patient recruitment experts Bonnie A. Brescia ... will share insights on the benefits of employing an effective ... from media to mobile apps – can be used to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Fifth Annual U.S. Symposium at JASIS Organized by Pittcon’s Program Chairman Hub MacDonald 2The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Participates in Multiple Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Conferences Before Year End 2The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Participates in Multiple Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Conferences Before Year End 3The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Participates in Multiple Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Conferences Before Year End 4BBK Worldwide Leads Sessions at Key September Events 2
... BASINGSTOKE, England and PHILADELPHIA, Pennysylvania, March 3, Shire ... biopharmaceutical company, notes that Renovo Group plc, (LSE:,RNVO) ... latest Phase 2,studies of JUVISTA(R) (human recombinant TGFbeta3) ... (RN1001-319-1010)., Renovo’s press release can be found ...
... and MONTREAL, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AEterna,Zentaris Inc. ... company,focused on endocrine therapy and oncology, and Paladin ... company, announced today,that they have entered into a ... rights related to the manufacture, production, distribution,marketing, sale ...
... Feb. 29 Wyeth Pharmaceuticals,a division of Wyeth ... U.S. Food and,Drug Administration (FDA) has approved PRISTIQ(TM) ... treat adult patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). ... in the second,quarter of 2008., "We are ...
Cached Biology Technology:Renovo Announces Results of Latest Phase 2 Studies of JUVISTA(R) (Human Recombinant TGFbeta3) 2Renovo Announces Results of Latest Phase 2 Studies of JUVISTA(R) (Human Recombinant TGFbeta3) 3AEterna Zentaris and Paladin Labs Announce Sale and Purchase of Miltefosine Rights 2AEterna Zentaris and Paladin Labs Announce Sale and Purchase of Miltefosine Rights 3FDA Approves PRISTIQ(TM) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Major Depressive Disorder 2FDA Approves PRISTIQ(TM) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Major Depressive Disorder 3FDA Approves PRISTIQ(TM) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Major Depressive Disorder 4FDA Approves PRISTIQ(TM) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Major Depressive Disorder 5FDA Approves PRISTIQ(TM) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Major Depressive Disorder 6FDA Approves PRISTIQ(TM) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Major Depressive Disorder 7FDA Approves PRISTIQ(TM) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Major Depressive Disorder 8FDA Approves PRISTIQ(TM) for the Treatment of Adult Patients with Major Depressive Disorder 9
(Date:8/29/2014)... understand how the repeated climatic shifts over the ... of genetic diversity, a team of researchers led ... Ana Carnaval developed a new biodiversity metric called ... which the genetic variation within species is restricted ... professor of biology, and 14 other researchers from ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... such as the prolific bloomer Emiliania huxleyi , ... discovered. The finding contradicts the common view that ... on scarce supplies of thiamine in the ocean to ... about the ocean," says CIFAR Senior Fellow Alexandra ... paper with CIFAR fellows John Archibald (Dalhousie ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... mobile app called TX Invasives is now available from ... of Texas at Austin for identifying harmful non-native plant, ... species in the United States cause about $137 billion ... agricultural crops, clog waterways, kill native plants and more. ... app for reporting where invasive species occur, we,re more ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):CCNY team defines new biodiversity metric 2Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins 2Not all phytoplankton in the ocean need to take their vitamins 3Mobile app makes ID of harmful plants, insects in Texas a snap 2
... Experimental Biology and Medicine has established the Distinguished Scientist ... have established them as leaders in biomedicine, and who ... of the Society have been named as the 2012 ... an awards ceremony on April 22nd in San Diego. ...
... (AZM) has been the most used insecticide in apple production ... a control for the codling moth, but a decision by ... end of this product,s use by tree fruit growers. ... to replace AZM. These new insecticides have unique modes of ...
... lizard moms tend to give their developing embryos short ... thing for the babies once they,re born, according to ... Biochemical Zoology. Stress changes the way animals ... are released that help the body to access stored ...
Cached Biology News:Lizard moms may prepare their babies for a stressful world 2
Pim-1 (12H8)...
Ets-1...
Mouse monoclonal [3G131] to Desmoglein 1 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 1828 SwissProtID: Q02413...
Rat Antibody to Mouse TCR VB8.1,8.2:FITC Recognises the V beta 8.1 and V beta 8.2 determinants of the murine T cell receptor. Specificity: mouse TCR VB8.1 and 8.2...
Biology Products: