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On the trail of art

Thursday 04th October 2012 from 18h00 to 19h30
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre

Directed by
Eric Paternot
Produced by
Gédéon programmes

Documentary, France, 2012, 52 min

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.


Debate with :

  • Pascal Cotte, scientific research director at Lumière Technology SAS
  • Jean Penicaut, president of Lumière Technology SAS