The Multispectral Digitization of Mona Lisa at 240 M Pixels. To watch this 12 mn video, click on this image
How to make the checkup of a painting ?
Lumiere Technology presents the multispectral high definition digitization system for Fine Arts.
Lumiere Technology's digital mastery leads the way for museums, galleries and private collectors to present their world's master-works in astonishing detail, complementing the originals knowlegde in the visible and invisible as never before
Imagine on a huge 165 cm (65 inch) plasma screen, a master-work from your collection revealed at 240 Mega Pixels definition from UV to Infrareds and compared side by side with the original thanks to the astonishing results of its multispectral digitization !
Examples of Lumiere Technology's digitization from public and private collections could be presented on this website from the works of Chagall, Fragonard, Audubon, Latour, Renoir, including Picasso's "La Vie", Van Gogh's "The Roadmenders" digitized at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the 2 masterpieces "les Vieilles" and "Les Jeunes" by Goya from the Palais des Beaux Arts de Lille, "The Escape in Egypt" by Poussin, the 2 versions of the Bedroom of Arles by Van Gogh, one at the Art Institute of Chicago the other at the Van Gogh Musem of Amsterdam, etc. Today Lumiere Technology invites you to watch a facinating demonstration of its advanced technology, based on the world most renowned masterpiece, DaVinci's Mona Lisa, at the Louvre in Paris., and The Lady with an Ermine, at the Czartoryski Museum in Krakow.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Profile di Bella Principessa , Circa 1492
Part 1 of the Pascal Cotte's lecture at the Courtault Institute, in London last May 7th .
Part 2 of the Pascal Cotte's lecture at the Courtault Institute, in London last May 7th .
Watch TV Reports: Oct. 18:
According to Experts and Art historians thanks to researches made by French and Canadian team, a non-descript drawing from the 19th century
can be attributed to the Renaissance painter thanks to a 500-year-old
fingerprint. NBC’s Tom Aspell reports Scientists crak another da Vinci code NBC Sunday Nightly Report with exclusive Interview of Pr. Kemp and Pascal Cotte.
Lumiere Technology precises that the fingerprint found thanks to the Multispectral analysis on this artwork has been studied and identified as a Leonardo'da Vinci fingerprint thanks to the researches of Peter Paul Biro,from the first ever database of artist’s fingerprints he built.
abcNEWS - Oct 17th 2009 Report on EVENING NEWS 8:00 PM
abcNEWS - Oct 17th 2009 Report on GOOD MORNING AMERICA 7:00 AM
AFP Moderne science uncovered DaVinci
La Bella Principessa , virtualy restored, simulation of its position in the Sforziade
of the National Library of Poland in Varsaw.
Excerpt from BBC's Fake or Fortune, where Philip Mould, leading the
investigation to gather more information on an alleged Monet discusses the multispectral scanning system with Pascal Cotte. It is a
succinct summary of the technology, and includes a demonstration of how it was
applied to a more famous da Vinci piece..
A Worldwide Media coverage : Press Release More than 1,500 articles in major media in English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Chinese, Greek, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, dozens of spots for TV and Radio News, hundreds of thousands Hits on Yahoo, Google, MCN, CBS, NBC, ABC, BBC, TSR, TF1, M6, AFPportals, many blogs and reviews, TV reports
finally on cut before broadcast on NHK Japan, Discovery Chanel, Sciences TV, National Geographic show a worldwide interest for this discovery thanks to Lumiere Technology 's multispectral study.
"On a dévouvert l'ADN de la Joconde." par Veronique Prat 21 Oct 2006
Lumiere Technology Nominé à l'EUROPEAN ICT PRIZE" 29 Jan.2007
"The Camera who changes Art for ever" by Alasdair Palmer 2008,March 16th
Pr. Martin Kemp introduces a rediscovered major work by Leonardo da Vinci
17th Sept 2009
12 October 2009 ATG correspondant SIMON HEWITT gains exclusive
access to the evidence used to unveil what the world’s leading scholars say is
the the first major Leonardo Da Vinci find for 100 years.
SCIENCE FOR ART "A World of Art no longer Invisble" By Kelly Kompton
click here to read the announce of Pr.Martin Kemp Lecture
Is this the greatest art market discovery of the century ? By Simon Hewitt New evidence strengthens Leonardo claim for portrait
Lumiere Technology is emerging as a vital player for expertise and study of
art history. Our process has just modified traditional methods of investigation
used from years by experts and museums labs:: macro photography, infrared reflectography,
spectro-colorimetry at a level of synthesis ever obtained, through such multispectral
high definition Digitization in one operation. It is our know how.
We do not get no other pride than to remain ourselves, innovative, listening to
art historians, experts, collectors and players of museum life whom we seek
only to enrich knowledge by providing them new evidence, scientifically proven
for more certification.
We are not expert and Art Historians.
We are expert in scientific imagery for
Like it or not, these scientific measurements of multispectral paintings open a
new area of investigation as well as medical imaging has enabled practitioners
to work better. These images should be commented on, analyzed, compared and
shared. Deny to Lumiere Technology inventor of such process the right to exist and to comment on the
images under the pretext that we are not art historians is non sense. Like the
radiologists, we provide a checkup, a first observation, care for art historians to
comment, interpret, and refine them responsibly, professionally and
systematically to support their research and their feelings. It is useless to want
to veil the face denying this fact. The denial ambient is the cancer of such
research. Anything that can help to reduce its effects should be encouraged.
The only requirement for expertise and study is the use of more efficient ways and tools to search
for the truth. The multispectral analysis, as a scientific measurement of the
substance of the art work, seems to be one of the most sophisticated, if not
the most successful to achieve. It is never too late to recognize a breakthrough and to use it.
Dec 8th 2015
Pascal Cotte publishes a study Lumiere on the Mona Lisa a 205 pages book in English with 150 unpublished Discoveries available on Amazon Click on this linkto read the press release.
Images available on request at
SIPA PRESSE +33147434743
Sept 9th 2014
Pascal Cotte publishes a study Lumiere on The Lady with an Ermine a 288 pages book in English and French with 28 unpublished Discoveries availableon Amazon.fr or Amazon.uk Click in this link Amazon to order it Click on this picture to read the pdf
leaflet on the book click on this links
to read the Press release file
and to read what think : Eric Bietry Rivière
in le Figaro , Sept 9th. 2014 Francesca Pini
in the Corriere della Sera - Sette Hiroaki Miyagawa in the Mainichi
the biggest daily newspaper in Japan
>10 millions printed,
on cover edition Sept 13th and in a second paper Mainichi Sept 21th
Roya Nikkhah a 2' report
for BBC News on the 10 o'clock
BBC One Sept 29th 2014, and then
on BBC World channel , which has a global audience of 200 millions .
with follow-ups Sept.30th in various websites including the Gardian The Time , the Daily Mail the Telegraphant more than 400 media : links
Pascal Cotte & Dr Januzs Walek ,
Curator of the Lady with an Ermine,
Sept 13 th at the Museum of Krakaw
in front of the Masterpiece of Leonard de Vinci
Lumiere Technology has digitized a Leonardo da Vinci Discovery in 2008 "Profile of the Bella Principessa" The origin of the Profile of the Bella Principessa,
Leonardo Da Vinci’s three chalks drawing, has been formally identified in its provenance, thus
confirming its authenticity
Sept 28th 2011 Published in 2009 in a monograph
written by Pr.Alessandro Vezzozi.
then in different statements
by Dr.Nicholas Turner by Dott. Mina Gegori
by Pr.Carlo Pedretti
by Dott..Cristina Geddo by Pr.Alessandro Vezzozi
and in 2010 by Pr.Martin Kemp in a book written with Pascal Cotte,
CTO & cofounder of Lumiere Technology thanks to further researches
with Dr Edward Wright, Pr Kemp and Pascal Cotte,
Sensational new evidence proves conclusively that La Bella Principessa, is by Leonardo da Vinci. Click in this picture to read the news and discover the results !
SOCIETE GENEVOISE D'ETUDES ITALIENNES
a lecture by Doctor Geddo Click in this picture to download the PDF file
Publication by Doctor Geddo Click in this picture to download the PDF file
Click in this picture to order the book on Amazon.uk
published by Hodder & Stoughton !
For more information about us, please download
this PDF in english
OTHER NEWS & PUBLICATION "New Knowledge Is Born
The Technique of Multi-Spectral Imagery revolutionises Painting Analyses" downolad the last Pascal Cotte's scientific publication ( PDF file) in the
International Preservation News n°50 page 21/27
FR3 TV News - April 22th 2008
Lumiere Technology was exhibitor at TEFAF Maastricht 2007 & 2008,
not in 2010 & 2009.
Click on this image to watch
the 4' France2 TV report March 24th 2008 "Complement d'enquete" about us.
6mn Abstract from "Enquête d'Art - FRANCE 5 TV Magazine, Dec 11th 2008,
au Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille: Report on Lumiere Technology researches
on 2 famous paintings by F.GOYA, "Les Vieilles " and "Les Jeunes".
How the multispectral digitization can help Art Historians, Curators
and Conservationists in their researches in Museums and Universities .
TSR.ch TV - NOUVO - Sept 5th 2008 About the "Profile of the Bella Principessa" a report of the TSR TV
_________________________ Special report in french
about Lumiere Technology by Jean Michel Billaut
the famous French Publication
Nuances n°40/41 . published by l'ARIPA Association pour le respect
de l'intégrité du patrimoine artistique
To Download the 3 PDF pages not yet translated in english iclik on this image
Why multispectral views must become systematic for Paintings
"For several years, a shooting revolution
- simple and ultra efficient - way to achieve a mass of data on color, allowing a major variety of uses . This process is under-used in our museums, so that its use should be compelling and become usual for Paintings "
The multispectral revolution is nothing less than the advent of color in the scientific literature for museums and historians until now in black and white ... The color key dimension of the painting, finally recorded scientifically for the picture as a
whole, stored, analyzed, measured and compared with already many applications and other upcoming
in Nuances, n°40-41.
Historiquement Show "La Belle Princesse" ABSTRACT
LA CHAINE HISTOIRE Click on the Image to watch the 18 minutes Broadcasted of Pascal Cotte & Jean Penicaut interview in French not yet subtitled by Michel Field. With M.Xavier Darcos, Former French Minister of National Education , Secrétaire Perpetuel de l'Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques, membre de l'Académie Française