FINGERPRINT project in KU Leuven Campuskrant

Cartoon by Joris Snaert © on the use of the Portable Light Dome when digitizing a Bruegel drawing (page 2 of Campuskrant 31/1) 

An interview in the KU Leuven university journal Campuskrant with prof. Lieve Watteeuw the KU Leuven, contributions to the FINGERPRINT project have been highlighted in length. The Campus article focuses on the work with the original drawings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder and how the imaging effort by the FINGERPRINT-team have made the difference to better understand the virtuosity of Breugel the artist.  These results will also be presented on the KBR exhibition: The World of Bruegel in Black and White.

The Imaging Lab was responsible for the digitisation of all drawings and prints and also carried out the advanced imaging enabling in-depth visualisations.

PDF of the complete campuskrant edition

More info on the Fingerprint Blog

Imaging Bruegel’s Drawings

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Bruegel’s original Luxuria drawing (KBR SII132816) under the Multispectral Portable Light Dome

In the framework of the Belspo BRAIN-be FINGERPRINT project, the Imaging Lab has performed in March 2018 a two day scientific and technical photography session at the The Printroom of the Royal Library of Belgium on 4+1 unique Bruegel drawings kept at the Royal Library and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. For a full account on this event follow this link.

 

 

 

FINGERPRINT: the toolbox

infrastructuur-fingerprint00021-1In a previous blogpost, we introduced the FINGERPRINT project. FINGERPRINT is an interdisciplinary collection and data management project on the exceptional collection of graphic works by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (ca. 1520-1569). It involves the collection and processing of a large amount of visual and material data. To obtain that visual data we have an extensive toolbox at our disposal: a high resolution medium format digital back, a motorized repro stand, a Nikon DSLR modified for multispectral imaging with a collection of multispectral filters, the RICH microdomes and much more. A brief overview. Continue reading