Geert Van der Snickt

Function: 
Doctoral candidate
Institution: 
University of Antwerp
Post: 
Universiteitsplein 1, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Telephone: 
0032 (0)3 620 23 65

Education: 

Master‘s Degrees earned:

Master in conservation/restoration, University of Antwerp. Master‘s Thesis: 'Blauwe email op vensterglas: samenstelling, bereiding en degradatie‘

Field of Research/are of work on Ensor: 

Research on the identification of painting materials, related degradation phenomena and visualisation compositions painted over by James Ensor and Vincent Van Gogh among others.

Publications: 

  1. Cristina Aibéo, Stien Goffin, Olivier Schalm, Geert Van der Snickt, Nathalie Laquière, Peter Eyskens and Koen Janssens, 'Micro-Raman analysis for the identification of pigments from 19th and 20th century paintings‘, in: Journal of Raman spectroscopy, nr. 8, 2008, pp. 1091-1098.
  2. Joris Dik, Koen Janssens, Geert Van der Snickt, Luuk Van der Loeff, Karen Rickers en Marine Cotte, 'Visualization of a lost painting by Vincent van Gogh using synchrotron radiation based X-ray fluorescence elemental mapping‘, in: Analytical chemistry, nr. 16, 2008, pp. 6436-6442.
  3. Geert Van der Snickt, Joris Dik, Marine Cotte, Koen Janssens, Jakub Jaroszewicz, Wout De Nolf, Jasper Groenewegen and Luuk Van der Loeff, 'Characterization of a degraded cadmium yellow (CdS) pigment in an oil painting by means of synchrotron radiation based X-ray techniques‘, in: Analytical chemistry, nr. 7, 2009, pp. 2600- 2610.
  4. Geert Van der Snickt, Koen Janssens Koen, Olivier Schalm, Cristina Aibéo, Hauke Kloust en Matthias Alfeld, 'James Ensor's pigment use: artistic and material evolution studied by means of portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometry‘, in: X-ray spectrometry, nr. 2, 2010, pp. 103-111.
  5. Letizia Monico, Geert Van der Snickt, Koen Janssens, e.a., 'The Degradation Process of Lead Chromate in paintings by Vincent Van Gogh studied by means of Synchrotron X-ray Spectromicroscopy and related methods‘, in: Analytical Chemistry, forthcoming.

Relevant memberships/workgroups: 

AXI2L, Antwerp X-Ray Instrumentation and Imaging Laboratory, research group of the University of Antwerp