ON THE TRAIL OF ART

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Program

: Science
: Eric Paternot et Robert Iseni
: Docland Yard/ Gedeon Programmes / Encyclo
: 2011
: One off
: 1x52'
This episode belongs to the series : SCIENCE ON THE EDGE

This exclusive-access documentary will bring truth and understanding to an art world filled with secrets and riddles. From the basement of the Louvre in Paris to the Opificio delle pietre dure in Florence, discover how science can restore original beauty and confound counterfeits. Thanks to modern forensics, investigators are cracking the mysteries buried deep inside our cultural treasures. UV rays, infrareds, thermo-luminescence are only a few of the tools that can reveal when it was painted, how it was sculpted and who was behind it? This is the story of the world’s best fine-art forensics teams and their quest to shed light onto the processes of creative geniuses in some of the world’s most beautiful cities.

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