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Seeking Raphael: The Analysis of the de Brécy Tondo painting of the Madonna & Child


Nov 18 2023


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

About The Event


Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
Lister Park, Bradford BD9 4NS

Speakers Professors Hassan Ugail and Howell Edwards, University of Bradford, will speak about their work on the analysis of the de Brécy Tondo painting.

This talk compliments the current loan of the de Brécy Tondo on display in the sculpture court at Cartwright Hall. It will explain the investigative work that is being carried out at the university of Bradford into the secret life of the painting.

The two professors who have been working with this painting will describe and explain the analytical techniques they have applied to the Tondo painting. This is with the aim of having the painting formally attributed to the Renaissance master, Raphael.

Professor Edwards will speak about the testing to identify the pigments, binders and support materials.

Professor Ugail will talk about how he has developed an Artificial Intelligence program that can look deep into the structure of the painting in minute detail and compare the Tondo with authenticated Raphael works.

This is a free event but places have to be booked, as only 40 places are available. Booking will be by telephone only, you can call Cartwright Hall reception on 01274 431212.

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