Diego Velázquez, An Old Woman Cooking Eggs, National Galleries of Scotland. Purchased with the aid of the Art Fund and a Treasury Grant 1955 © National Galleries of Scotland, Edimburgh
© A film by Óscar Parasiego for Factum Foundation
On the 4th and 5th February 2020, a team from Factum Foundation has carried out the high-resolution digitisation in 3D and colour of An Old Woman Cooking Eggs by Diego Velázquez at the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh. Painted between 1618 and 1623 during Velázquez’s early life in Seville, Old Woman is considered one of the most emblematic of the works painted while he lived in his hometown.
The digital data was then processed and printed as a colour reference, in order to perfectly match the original during the printing phase. The colour was then printed over the 3D surface thanks to Factum Arte's flatbed printer.
Rafa Rachewsky working on the digital data © Oak Taylor Smith for Factum Foundation
Colour reference being printed © Oak Taylor Smith for Factum Foundation
Rafa Rachewsky checking the colour references © Oak Taylor Smith for Factum Foundation
Comparison between different colour tests under natural light © Oak Taylor Smith for Factum Foundation
The blank 3D-printed surface of the canvas © Oak Taylor Smith for Factum Foundation