The genesis of a work of art, i.e. the creation process, can be made visible via forensic examination using multispectral photography. Watermarks, signatures and the analysis of techniques, image carriers, color materials and paper structures can provide information about the places and modes of origin as well as the artistic work process. Scientific research often receive important information about the dating and authenticity of a work of art (original or copy), but also about artistic and economic connections of an artist and his workshop.
The book2net multispectral system supports art science in this scientific investigation.