The hope is that not all of the Rotterdam picture burned in Romanian furnace
ARTinvestment.RU   23 июля 2013

As the head of the Romanian National Institute for Research in Physics and Chemistry Gheorghe Niculescu, he has the evidence that had been burned three of the seven paintings

Gheorghe Niculescu, head of the Romanian National Institute for Research in Physics, Chemistry and
Source: reuters.com

The Romanian National Institute for Research in Physics and Chemistry Gheorghe Niculescu (Gheorghe Niculescu) said in an interview with Reuters, that his team is "the final proof that three of the seven paintings were burned." Scientists do not, however, prepared to say which of the seven paintings were burned, and how they managed to find out that these are the pictures that were stolen in Rotterdam, and not some other.

Niculescu said that the key evidence were found in the ashes of the nails, which were attached to the canvas stretcher, "their shape, the fact that they were made by hand, as well as the material from which they were made, let us to draw conclusions. " Found in the ashes of the fragments were studied by X-ray fluorescence, X-ray diffraction, by electron and light microscopy. Employees of the Institute for Research in Physics and Chemistry and received advice leading expert of the National Art Museum. In the results there is no reason to doubt. In addition, the ashes were found particles of Prussian blue - blue ink pigment invented around 1715 and is widely used by artists since 1750. A more detailed report about the examination Gheorghe Niculescu promised to provide prosecutors this week.

Last week Dogaru Olga, the mother of one of the suspects in a robbery at the Museum Kunsthalle Rotterdam , said that were burned all seven paintings in the furnace of his house , to save his son from prison. However, yesterday at the hearing Olga Dogaru began to deny his previous statements that burned the picture. "I do not burn them," - she said in the presence of three judges. To the question, where are the pictures in this case are, she did not answer. In light of the fact that the said George Niculescu, it is clear that at least three paintings were eventually burned. It is hoped that the remaining four works were not destroyed.

Prepared by Mary Onuchina, AI

Sources : reuters.com , nytimes.com , artinvestment.ru



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