Art – visible light vs infrared

While in France for our summer holiday, I had taken some photos of the art work at the Bouchard Aine et Fils winery in both visible light and infrared (680nm). Hence I thought it would be worth comparing how the different spectrum of light may bring up different details of the art work.

The images taken below are of what look to be oil paintings on canvas.

Poultry canvas art - visible light
Poultry canvas art – visible light
Poultry canvas art -  infrared (680nm)
Poultry canvas art – infrared (680nm)

In the first art canvas, there isn’t really that much difference between the visible and infrared images, although the plant growing in front of the house seems to stand out just a little more in the infrared image than the visible light image.

Canvas art over fireplace mantle - visible light
Canvas art over fireplace mantle – visible light
Canvas art over fireplace mantle - infrared (680nm)
Canvas art over fireplace mantle – infrared (680nm)

I would say that the bottles of the infrared image seem to stand out more in the infrared image compared to the visible image. But the main difference is that the infrared images are closer to a black and white image.

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