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Workshop on medieval pigments

From: Mireia Xarrie <info>
Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2004
History and use of medieval pigments and inks
Teacher: Cheryl Porter
October 19-23, 2004

Price: 500/400 Euros

It has been taught in the Paper Conservation Center London, Harvard
University, The Harry Ransome Humanities Research Centre, University
of Texas in 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.Contents:
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 c. A history of their use,
their physical and chemical characteristics. Media--a brief
examination of the possibilities and the characteristics. 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.
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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