Research, Art History and Materials Analysis

From Futurism to Classicism (1910-1922). Research, Art History and Materials Analysis is a three-year multidisciplinary research project which connects art historians, restorers, chemists and physicists. The project will feature an in depth study of the materials and techniques employed by artists belonging to the Futurist and Metaphysical movements, as well as the ‘ritorno al classico’ and will involve a close comparison between written sources, and scientific analysis of works and studio materials conserved in archives and museums.

The research project FUTURAHMA (2013-2016) is financed by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) within the Future in Research 2012 program

University of Pisa

Conducts art-historical research and imaging analysis and coordinates the four groups (and different areas of research).

Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa

Is involved in art historical research on sources and in the development of the database and website.

Institute of Molecular Science and Technologies, CNR, Perugia

Is involved in the spectroscopic analysis of paintings in situ and samples in the laboratory.

Institute of Nanotecnology and Photonic, CNR, Milan

Is responsible for application of optical and vibrational spectroscopy and imaging.