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Workshop on medieval pigments

From: Mireia Xarrie <libros>
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2004
History and use of medieval pigments and inks. 3rd edition.
October 19-23, 2004

It has been taught in the Paper Conservation Center, London; Harvard
University; the Harry Ransome Humanities Research Centre, University
of Texas at Austin; The Paper and Book Intensive in Utah, USA;
Montefiascone Project Italy (every summer); Greek Technical College,
Athens; University of Amsterdam, History of Art Department.


    *   Inks: sepia, iron gall and carbon blacks-defining
        characteristics and a history of their use in manuscripts

    *   Sheep to shelf-making the medieval book, a brief examination
    of "   workshop" processes

    *   The medieval palette-examination of the pigments and metals
        used for illuminating manuscripts up to the 18th century--A
        history of their use, their physical and chemical

    *   Media--a brief examination of the possibilities and the

    *   The medieval blues-discussion of the blue colours available
        to the medieval artist including woad and indigo

    *   The colouring of tawed skins on medieval books-history and
        technical process

    *   The use of organic colours in manuscript painting-what from
        where and how

    *   The making of lake pigments

    *   Methods of analysing pigment in manuscripts-invasive and
        non-invasive-pros and cons

    *   Consolidation of pigment in manuscripts-when and how

Teacher: Cheryl Porter
Price: 500 Euros

Further information:

    Mireia Xarrie
    c.escoles pies 76
    pral 1
    Barcelona 08017
    +34 93 4171347
    Fax: +34 93 2123715
    info [at] balaam__art__com

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