Re.S.Artes has acquierred the RTI technology (Reflectance Transformation Imaging) which allows to obtain optimal views of a painting’s surface, or of a sculpture’s surface, madifying at will the grazing light angle.
Re.S.Artes uses an innovating approach to study small objects made with obsidian. This time again we analyse the hydration of this natural glass in order to know if the carving phase is ancient or not. Different from ERDA, this analysis is also less expensive.
Re.S.Artes has access to the biggest database for limestone analysis. So, we are able to compare the chemical components of a limestone sculpture with those of more than 50 french quarries. This comparison allows to validate or not the hypothesis of a provenance of the stone.
Re.S.Artes innovates for the scientific expertise of wood sculptures. We develop a new methodological approach which, completing the datation of the material, allows to establish the antiquity of the carving.
An article describing the first results of these researches was submitted to an international scientific journal.
Vartanian E.,Barres O, Roque C., “FTIR spectroscopy of woods: a new approach to study the weathering of the carving face of a sculpture” Spectrochimica Acta Part A – Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy, 1255-1259.
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Re.S.Artes is the preferred partner of numerous Archaeological department services for chronological studies using carbon 14 dating on any type of organic materials, and for luminescence dating (thermoluminescence, OSL).
Re.S.Artes publishes its chronological studies in Archaeology, in parternship with the Archaeologists in charge of the researches. Our two last publications are now available.
Vartanian E.,Soler L, Roque C., Dupont C., Save S., 2013, “Chronologie par C14 et accès aux ressources alimentaires en milieu littoral : détermination des effets réservoir – Le cas des coquillages du site des Quatre Chevaliers à Périgny (Charente-Maritime)”, Ancient maritime communities and the relationship between people and environment along the European Atlantic coasts / Anciens peuplements littoraux et relations homme / milieu sur les côtes de l’Europe atlantique, BAR International Series 2570, Edited by M-Y Daire, C. Dupont, A. Baudry, C. Billard, J-M Large, L. Lespez, E. Normand and C. Scarre, p. 553-559.
Soler L., Save S., Dupont C., Roque C., 2013, “Le Fief des 4 Chevaliers, études paléo-environnementales aux abords d’une enceinte néolithique sur le littoral atlantique à Périgny (Charente-Maritime, France)”, Ancient maritime communities and the relationship between people and environment along the European Atlantic coasts / Anciens peuplements littoraux et relations homme / milieu sur les côtes de l’Europe atlantique, BAR International Series 2570, Edited by M-Y Daire, C. Dupont, A. Baudry, C. Billard, J-M Large, L. Lespez, E. Normand and C. Scarre, p. 635-646.
Re.S.Artes takes part of the formation of futur intendants of art collections, in partnership with the University of Bordeaux 3, in the Master « Régie des œuvres d’Art et Médiation culturelle » (Intendance of Artwork and Cutural Mediation).
Re.S.Artes takes part in the formation of futur professional of the Art market, in partnership with ICART – Bordeaux, in the formation MBA specialized in ” Market and International Trade of Art”.