. Conservators Used New X-Ray Imaging Technology to Find the Underlayers Below Vermeer’s Beloved ‘Milkmaid’ « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART NET NEWS – In the run-up to the Rijksmuseum’s celebration of the 350th anniversary of Johannes Vermeer’s birth, the museum has revealed a new, previously unknown underpainting by the Dutch master below his most famed work: The Milkmaid. The latest imaging technology has revealed to experts two previously unknown objects in the picture’s underpainting: a jug holder and a fire basket the artist painted out of his final version of the work. To complete the study, the Rijksmuseum enlisted an interdisciplinary team of conservators and scientists to analyze a number of Vermeer paintings using advanced Macro-XRF and RIS scanning technologies.

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