On October 19th a team from Factum Foundation started the high-resolution recording in 3D and colour of Velázquez’ Saint Thomas at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Orléans. St. Thomas, painted around 1618-1620 and part of Velázquez’ early works, was documented using panoramic composite photography and the Lucida 3D Scanner.
The data gathered during this recording was handed over to the Musée des Beaux-Arts and it has been used to create an exact facsimile for the Casa Natal de Velázquez, due to open its doors in 2021 in Seville.
The Lucida 3D Scanner recording the surface © Oscar Parasiego for Factum Foundation
Gabriel Scarpa and Carlos Bayod Lucini operating the Lucida 3D Scanner © Oscar Parasiego for Factum Foundation
(Detail) The Lucida 3D Scanner recording the surface © Oscar Parasiego for Factum Foundation
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