Today Museum Catharijneconvent Utrecht presents research results on the painting Isaac blessing Jacob by Govert Flinck in a different manner. With an iPad presentation and an Augmented Reality application the museum gives special insight into the painter’s techniques.
From the museum’s press release
Research on the painting Isaac blessing Jacob by Govert Flinck (1615-1660), which was carried out as part of the project The use of materials and painting techniques of Rembrandt’s pupils, was recently completed. For once, the findings are not being published in a scholarly article but are being presented to the public in a different, unique way.
Never before could the working method of a celebrated painter from the Dutch Golden Age be followed so closely. Flinck, a pupil of Rembrandt’s, has the world’s first. Special software has been developed to add underlying layers of paint and technical information to the painting itself. You can explore Flinck’s techniques yourself, and become a virtual partner in his creative process, which dates from hundreds of years ago.
The AR application is made by the Augmented Reality Lab (AR Lab) of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, commissioned by the National Service for Cultural Heritage (RCE) and is a product of the research Agenda 2009-2012 of the RCE. The AR application originated from a cooperation between the RCE and Museum Catharijneconvent.
The research of Isaac blesses Jacob took place in the context of the project The use of materials and painting techniques of Rembrandt’s pupils: a collaborative project under the guidance of Margriet van Eikema Hommes between the RCE, the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam.
More information and the invitation to this afternoon’s presentation: click here.