Применение современных методов анализа изображений в изучении китайской экспортной живописи XVIII - XIX веков
Despite the increased interest in Chinese export painting of the XVIII–XIX centuries, the research of it had found its reflection particularly in description of this art form history, its cultural component, in description of myriads collections stored in the funds of museums, archives and libraries around the world, collectors and their interests and journeys to China. However, artistic techniques and materials utilized by Chinese masters can also become a source of valuable information on cultural and economic cooperation between the two great civilizations - Chinese and Western. In this regard, domestic and foreign scholars commenced conducting researches involving modern methods of image analysis in the study of Chinese export painting. These methods include reflection and polarized microscopy, electron microscopy, as well as non-destructive techniques, such as multi-spectral analysis, optical coherence tomography (OCT), microfade spectrometry, Raman spectroscopy and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF).