Articles | Volume 3, issue 2
Research article
22 Nov 2022
Research article |  | 22 Nov 2022

Mechanical ordering of pigment crystallites in oil binder: can electron paramagnetic resonance reveal the gesture of an artist?

Elise Garel, Laurent Binet, and Didier Gourier


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on mr-2022-13', Anonymous Referee #1, 30 Jul 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Laurent Binet, 30 Sep 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on mr-2022-13', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Aug 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Laurent Binet, 30 Sep 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Laurent Binet on behalf of the Authors (30 Sep 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Oct 2022) by Hervé Vezin
Short summary
Could the gesture of an ancient artist applying a paint layer be reconstructed using EPR analysis? In the case of an inorganic pigment widely used in antiquity, Egyptian blue, where the anisotropy of the Cu2+ EPR signal reflects the symmetry of the pigment crystallites, we have shown that the orientation distribution of the grains, as revealed by simulation of EPR spectra, is indeed influenced by the nature of the gesture.