Featured article: a non-invasive study of Jackson Pollock's Number 1A, 1948

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Jackson Pollock’s seminal Number 1A, 1948 was investigated in situ to help characterize the artist’s materials and his creative process. Using paint distribution maps obtained through a MCR-ALS approach, the sequence and manner in which Pollock applied different paints, using deliberate and specific gestures, was virtually reconstructed. This paper is part of the "Optical Technologies applied to Cultural Heritage" article collection.

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Heritage Science is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research covering scientific, mathematical and computational methods and analysis of objects, materials, artefacts and artworks of cultural and historical significance in the context of heritage and conservation studies.

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Editor's profile

Professor Richard Brereton is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Royal Statistical Society and Royal Society of Medicine. He graduated with a BA, MA and PhD from the University of Cambridge. He has published some 400 articles, including 7 books, and has been cited around 3000 times. He has given over 150 invited lectures in 30 countries. He is currently director of Brereton Consultancy and Emeritus Professor at the University of Bristol. His interests are primarily in data analysis including pattern recognition as applied to primarily analytical data from various sources including objects of cultural significance.

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