GhostingA whitish deposit found on the inside of glazing in framed paintings that mirror the image of the painting.
Related termsTransferred images
COMMENT: COMMENT: Ghosting is formed by the evaporation of volatile or extractable components (fatty acids) of paint
LiteratureNoble P., van Loon A. , Evaporation of Fatty Acids and Formation of Whitish Deposits on the Inside of the Glass/ Microclimate boxes: a case study in the Mauritshuis, 2009, in: EU-PROPAINT – Improved Protection of Paintings during Exhibition, Storage and Transit. Final Activity Report 2010, pp 149-164
Schilling M.R., Carson D.M., Khanjian H.P., Evaporation of fatty acids and the formation of ghost images by framed oil paintings, 1998, in: WAAC Newsletter, vol 21 Nr. 1 Sept 1998, pp 1-5
Williams S.R., Blooms, Blushes, Transferred Images and Mouldy Surfaces: What are these Distracting Accretions on Art Works?, 1989, in: Proceedings of the 14th Annual IIC-CG Conference May 27-30, 1988, Toronto., pp 65-85
Surface Whitening(White) Haze