Thesis defence Willemijn Elkhuizen

04 October 2019 09:30 - Location: Aula Auditorium TU Delft - By: Communication

On Friday 4 October, Willemijn Elkhuizen will defend her thesis ‘This is not a painting. Scanning and printing a painting's appearance’. The defence will take place at 10:00 in the TU Delft’s Aula. The public lecture will start at 09:30.

Willemijn's promotors are Prof. Dr. Ir. Jo Geraedts and Prof. Dr. Sylvia Pont of IDE’s faculty and Joris Dik of the faculty of 3mE.

In the context of her PhD, Willemijn Elkhuizen has developed an integrated approach using 3D scanning, digital image processing and 3D printing, for the reproduction of a painting’s appearance. This includes the reproduction of colour, topography and, in particular, spatially-varying gloss. More specifically, the aim was to create a perceptually matching appearance, by using a digital capturing and digital fabrication process, the latter based on a limited set of inks, namely cyan, magenta, yellow, black, white and transparent ink. Five case studies were carried out, involving several world-famous paintings, including works by Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer.

Read the further elaborated thesis defence’s summary