Innovative uses of reliable non-destructive x-ray investigation technologies, applied to anatomical wax models, enabled the discovery of implementation methods used by master ceroplastics in seventeenth and eighteenth century, so making it possible to investigate the construction techniques of artistic works 'interior parts'.- We discovered master ceroplastics used human bones to build the ‘skeleton’ upon which they lay down specially prepared beeswax, molded at full mass technology, with different color pigments, so as to represent, in a real and admirable way, tendon structures, muscle and human body tissues. These radiological and tomographic investigation techniques have been combined with the latest generation of computer technologies, so to allow a virtual realization of the artifact generated by ceroplastics. It has also given them ‘life’ (4D virtual models ‘in motion’ realization). Virtual models, in fact, not only ‘move’, but 'open' to allow viewing of their internal constituent parts and 'dancing' with adequate and contemporary musical accompaniments. - With all these virtual representations of anatomical wax, we don’t want in any way substitute the ceroplastics masters realizations, but constitute an additional tool that allows: (1) to increase the informations on anatomical waxes technical embodiments, aged and current; (2) to admit, for a wider diffusion and access, people to the anatomical waxes vision, even if placed at a considerable distance with respect to the original positioning place; (3) to enable the realization of de-localized exhibitions and events, allowing the viewer, the vision of actual artifacts in the place of the exhibition together with virtual artifact (moving!), placed in another physical location.

ALIVE CEROPLASTICS 4D Representations

Luisa Leonardi;Matteo Bettuzzi;Rosa Brancaccio;Lucio Ildebrando Cocco;Alessandro Ruggeri;MANCINI, CRISTIAN;Maria Pia Morigi;
2017

Abstract

Innovative uses of reliable non-destructive x-ray investigation technologies, applied to anatomical wax models, enabled the discovery of implementation methods used by master ceroplastics in seventeenth and eighteenth century, so making it possible to investigate the construction techniques of artistic works 'interior parts'.- We discovered master ceroplastics used human bones to build the ‘skeleton’ upon which they lay down specially prepared beeswax, molded at full mass technology, with different color pigments, so as to represent, in a real and admirable way, tendon structures, muscle and human body tissues. These radiological and tomographic investigation techniques have been combined with the latest generation of computer technologies, so to allow a virtual realization of the artifact generated by ceroplastics. It has also given them ‘life’ (4D virtual models ‘in motion’ realization). Virtual models, in fact, not only ‘move’, but 'open' to allow viewing of their internal constituent parts and 'dancing' with adequate and contemporary musical accompaniments. - With all these virtual representations of anatomical wax, we don’t want in any way substitute the ceroplastics masters realizations, but constitute an additional tool that allows: (1) to increase the informations on anatomical waxes technical embodiments, aged and current; (2) to admit, for a wider diffusion and access, people to the anatomical waxes vision, even if placed at a considerable distance with respect to the original positioning place; (3) to enable the realization of de-localized exhibitions and events, allowing the viewer, the vision of actual artifacts in the place of the exhibition together with virtual artifact (moving!), placed in another physical location.
CeroplastIcs International Congress on Wax Modelling
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Luisa Leonardi, Matteo Bettuzzi, Rosa Brancaccio, Lucio Ildebrando Cocco, Alessandro Ruggeri, Cristian Mancini, Maria Pia Morigi, Elios Sequi
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