On Saturday archaeologist Nicholas Reeves announced that after two nights of tests in the Valley of the Kings, new evidence reinforces his theory that undiscovered rooms may lie behind the painted walls of Tutankhamun's tomb. The hidden tomb, he thinks, could belong to Queen Nefertiti. Read here the report of the National Geographic. Click here for more news.
In 1969 Caravaggio’s Nativity was stolen from the Oratory of San Lorenzo in Palermo. Factum Arte is re-creating the painting: an image that is in dialogue with Caravaggio’s masterpiece to make a performance of the Caravaggio painting that is faithful to the spirit of the original but made with today’s technologies and seen through the filter of today’s understanding. Click here for more news
The article "What lies beneath "appeared on the November-December issue of the Christie's Magazine signed by Antony Sattin. Adam Lowe, director of Factum Arte, met Antony at Factum Arte's headquarters in Madrid to explain him Factum Arte's approach and goals.
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Factum Arte just finalized the 3D scanning and color recording of all the remaining panels of the Polittico Griffoni. This project has involved the high resolution digitization of the 16 scattered panels of the same XVth century altarpiece, to make a 1:1 facsimile to be installed in its original location in the Basilica of San Petronio in Bologna. Click here for more news
The aim of the initiative is to offer cutting edge technology to the conservation and documentation of an artwork of public interest, by supporting a project of surface analysis using the Lucida 3D Scanner. The competition is open to various italian museums and art foundations. Learn more here. Click here for more news.
Over recent years 3D scanning has become part of a coherent and non-contact approach to the documentation of cultural heritage and its long term preservation. Read here a guide on the main techniques and scanners used at Factum Arte and the reasons they are used in the way they are. Click here for more news
The Factum Foundation recently participated in the event Museo Virtuale (MUVIR) in Rome with the Italian Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini and the Director of the Vatican Museums Antonio Paolucci in support of this important initiative to open the Associazionie Bancaria Italiana's art collections to the public.Click here for more news
Following the partial ‘unearthing’ of the Cochno Stone both Historic Scotlandand West Dunbartonshire Council have given Factum Foundation permission to start searching for money to fund the complete uncovering, 3D scanning, safe reburial and production of a replica of the Cochno Stone, thought to be the finest example of Neolithic cup-and-ring markings in the world.
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Factum Arte and Factum Foundation’s long term commitment to Egypt continues! We received news that the Permanent Committee has granted the University of Basel a renewal of the permission to fully document the tomb of Seti I in colour and 3D and has granted permission for the restoration of Hassan Fathy’s great building Stoppelaere's House. Click here for more news
FACTUM ARTE PROJECTS
Increasingly, artists and institutions require a new type of mediator to turn their ideas into physical realities. Based in Madrid and Milano, Factum Arte is dedicated to digital mediation, transformation and the production of works that redefine the relationship between two and three dimensions.
Factum Arte consists of a team of artists, conservators and technicians devoted to masterminding projects and solving problems, activities which have resulted in original solutions to highly specific challenges. The development and application of new technologies are accompanied by the highest levels of craftsmanship at every stage of the process. Factum Arte always works to the standards required by both the commercial and museum communities in which issues of conservation and archival permanence are of paramount importance.
The work carried out by Factum Arte is inherently original and diverse. It ranges from major conservation facsimiles to archival print editions, from the very big to the very small; in fact we will get involved with anything involving a sensitivity to (and practical understanding of) the transformation, mediation and manipulation of information.
One of the key elements of the exhibition Le Arti di Piranesi: architetto, incisore, antiquario, vedutista, designer (The Art of Piranesi: architect, engraver, antiquarian, vedutista, designer) is a 12 minute animation of Piranesi's Carceri series made by Gregoire Dupond at Factum Arte specifically for the exhibition. This series of 16 visionary images, originally etched by Piranesi when in his late 20's, shows the workings of his imagination, merging his architectural ambitions with his obsessive interest in antiquity. Watching Gregoire Dupond's animation is literally like entering Piranesi's mind. A CD containing both high resolution reproductions of the prints and the complete video is available in our Shop.
A selection of high resolution browsers allows viewing important historical works in amazing detail through an easy to use interface.
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