Using the precision and accuracy of Arius data sets, combined with our expertise in elevated printing technology, near perfect reproductions are now possible.
This enables museums and collectors to display, or work with, accurate representations of art without risking damage to the originals. This also has the potential to enable more innovative art exhibitions in situations where it is impossible for the original to leave a secure facility.
When a painting is badly damaged, or severely degraded, the risks associated with restoration increase significantly.
Conservators can utilize Arius’ data to plan solutions on digital models, which can also be prototyped with our textured reproduction capability.
By virtually restoring a painting without even touching its surface, Arius is creating a new paradigm for art restoration.
In this video, Arius Technology’s Chief Technology Officer, Mike Jackson, and the National Gallery of Canada’s Director of Conservation and Technical Research, Stephen Gritt address the challenges of paint degradation with impressionist artwork. They discuss how they digitally restored a Claude Monet masterpiece and then produced a highly accurate textured reproduction capturing both the colour and geometry of Monet’s brushstrokes as they appeared on the day they were painted.