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Antonino Cosentino's Snapshots

  1. lava rocks

    Snapshot Title: lava rocks
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Santa Maria La Scala
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    lava rocks



  2. Fortezza del Tocco

    Snapshot Title: Fortezza del Tocco
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Santa Maria La Scala, Sicily
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    "Del Tocco" Fortress, small guarding tower. Best view of the Timpa di Acireale natural reserve.



  3. Bora Bora Solarium

    Snapshot Title: Bora Bora Solarium
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Santa Maria La Scala, Sicily
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    Bora Bora Solarium



  4. Granite's bar

    Snapshot Title: Granite's bar
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Santa Maria La Scala, Sicily
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    Bar famous for its traditional "granite"



  5. Guard shack

    Snapshot Title: Guard shack
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Santa Maria La Scala, Sicily
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    Guard shack you can climb if you are not vertiginous



  6. Old watermill

    Snapshot Title: Old watermill
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Santa Maria La Scala, Sicily
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    Old watermill still in use



  7. Madonna of the sailors

    Snapshot Title: Madonna of the sailors
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Santa Maria La Scala
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    Madonna of the sailors



  8. little port

    Snapshot Title: little port
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Santa Maria La Scala
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    little port



  9. port

    Snapshot Title: port
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Santa Maria La Scala
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    little port



  10. Cultural Heritage Science Open Source Laboratory

    Snapshot Title: Cultural Heritage Science Open Source Laboratory
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Mt. Etna, Sicily, south view. My lab is on the far right
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    My lab is just behind Mt. Serra, in Aci Sant'Antonio.
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  11. Castelmola

    Snapshot Title: Castelmola
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Mt. Etna, Sicily, south view. My lab is on the far right
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    Keep driving up the steepy hill from Taormina and you'll reach Castelmola, less crowdy than Taormina but with a lovely views and more authentic life style.



  12. Taormina

    Snapshot Title: Taormina
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Mt. Etna, Sicily, south view. My lab is on the far right
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    The well known touristic attraction and fascinating medieval village



  13. Mt. Serra

    Snapshot Title: Mt. Serra
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Mt. Etna, Sicily, south view. My lab is on the far right
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    There is now a park there. It's worth to pay a visit if you are in the area.



  14. Mt. San Nicolo'

    Snapshot Title: Mt. San Nicolo'
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Mt. Etna, Sicily, south view. My lab is on the far right
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    This is amuch shorter trip to the top.



  15. Mt. Ilice

    Snapshot Title: Mt. Ilice
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Mt. Etna, Sicily, south view. My lab is on the far right
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    Another peripheral crater. it is threatening how close they are to the villages. Mt. Ilice crater is still perfectly hallow and once you are inside is kind of being in another world. No noice from th...



  16. Mt Gorna

    Snapshot Title: Mt Gorna
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Mt. Etna, Sicily, south view. My lab is on the far right
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    Mt Gorna is one of the many peripheral craters surrounding Mt. Etna. There is a great view from this shack; one of my favorites retreats.



  17. underdrawing

    Snapshot Title: underdrawing
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Infrared Reflectography (IRR)
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    This is the only evident sign of an underdrawing. Probably the painter used just few strokes to define the composition.



  18. Thin preparation

    Snapshot Title: Thin preparation
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Infrared (IR)
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    The paint film is minimal, for example, there is no paint layer under the Madonna’s hair , as shown in the infrared (IR) where the infrared goes through the yellow ochre and reveal the canvas. Thoug...



  19. Underdrawing

    Snapshot Title: Underdrawing
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Infrared Reflectography (IRR)
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    The 3 infrared methods — Infrared (IR), Infrared Reflectography (IRR) and Infrared Transmitted (IRTR) - do not show an exstensive underdrawing nor pentimenti. Thus the painter show to be well traine...



  20. Composition

    Snapshot Title: Composition
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Infrared Transmitted (IRTR)
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    Infrared Transmitted (IRTR) allows to get insights on the composition build up. So here is evident that the snake was painted after the Madonna's feet.



  21. Preparation

    Snapshot Title: Preparation
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Infrared (IR)
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    A thin and diluted preparation was spread with a large flat brush. The paint becomes transparent in the infrared and allows to image the preparation.



  22. Cadmium red

    Snapshot Title: Cadmium red
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Infrared Fluorescence
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    Cadmium pigments show a bright infrared fluorescence. This brightness suggests then the use of cadmium red for the retouches.



  23. Green earth

    Snapshot Title: Green earth
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Infrared False Color (IRFC)
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    this green-bluish false color suggest the presence of green earth. This possibility is supported by the low transparence of this pigment in the infrared range.



  24. Losses

    Snapshot Title: Losses
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Infrared Transmitted (IRTR)
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    Damages or losses in the ground, preparation or canvas show clearly as bright spots in the infrared transmitted photography (IRTR)



  25. Retouches

    Snapshot Title: Retouches
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Ultraviolet Fluorescence (UVR)
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    Ultraviolet Fluorescence (UVF) imeediately allow the identification of retouches which show up as black spots.



  26. Lead white

    Snapshot Title: Lead white
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Ultraviolet Reflected (UVR)
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    Ultraviolet Reflected helps in identifying pigments. This white paint here is probably lead white. For sure it's not titanium white - the modern alternative - since this last pigment absorb ultraviol...



  27. Craquelure

    Snapshot Title: Craquelure
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Ultraviolet Reflected (UVR)
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    Ultraviolet Reflected allows a better documentation of the craquelure pattern. Much better than the normal photography since ultraviolet is reflected by the varnish while visible light goes through it...



  28. ultramarine blue

    Snapshot Title: ultramarine blue
    Taken by: Antonino Cosentino

    Image: Infrared False Color (IRFC)
    Image Owner: Antonino Cosentino



    Description:

    this red false color for a blue pigment is suggesting ultramarine blue