19 July 2010, 16:59

Artwork done with laser's help

Artwork done with laser's help
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Russian physicists have invented a method to make exact copies of canvass paintings. It is impossible to differentiate between a reproduced painting and the original.

Russian physicists have invented a method to make exact copies of canvass paintings. It is impossible to differentiate between a reproduced painting and the original.       

Scientists at the Lebedev Institute of Physics (FIAN) in Russia have invented a technology, making it possible, with the help of laser radiation, to transfer different substances from one surface to another. While you choose the length of a wave there emerges an impulse, which transfers the required substance to the required surface, the author of this idea, Professor Alexander Nasibov (Dr. of Technical Sciences) says:       

"You can make an exact copy of the subject, which should be transferred, and reproduce its colour. This may be a 3 - D picture. This is how it is done in the ordinary printers. The only thing is that ordinary printers can’t transfer glutinous substances."   

The new technology makes it possible to reproduce oil-paints. For this, they are put on the transparent surface, and a laser ray influences them from the opposite side. Actually, it is a laser pencil, continues Alexander Nasibov:     

"If you take a laser pencil and start drawing lines on the surface, the drawing you need emerges on the opposite side. Thus, you can make an exact copy of the painting you have. Besides, you can create micro-schemes, transferring various substances on the surface. The new technology has a great potential."

A device, making it possible to reproduce an oil-painted canvass, to make a lithograph and to create micro-schemes can be managed  as an ordinary printer  - with the help of a computer. The unique technology makes it possible not only to copy but also to create new paintings. Artists do not need a brush here: after they create a drawing on the printer’s screen they reproduce the given work of art on the canvass.    

Of course, there’s a danger that the new technology will be of interest not only for the law-governed specialists but also for swindlers. True, this will not occur soon. There exists only one device for the time being. At the moment the inventors are working on the technical components. Non-specialists will be unable to use the device. And possibly, by the time the mass-production of the new device will be launched, rules will be invented, preventing anyone from copying the paintings for mercenary purposes.

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