The Magnetic Imaging of Oil Paintings

  • Paulo Leite Pinto Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro


We propose a new technique for authentication of oil paintings, using a scanning SQUID or fluxgate technique to measure its magnetic field. The paintings are pre-magnetized in an homogeneous field of 100 G. It was observed that the response depends on the ferromagnetic properties of each paint independent of its colour. This shows that a magnetic image could be used as a magnetic signature for authentication purposes.
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PINTO, Paulo Leite. The Magnetic Imaging of Oil Paintings. Physicæ Proceedings, [S.l.], p. 1, mar. 2012. ISSN 2236-7535. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 21 may 2019. doi: