The Material World of Color: Chemical Characterization of Pigments in Art

October 15, 2015 @ 2:00pm ET

Wooden ink palette with many different colors of paint

Artists have used pigments from the animal, mineral and vegetable kingdoms and a multitude of manmade molecules to satisfy their desire for mimesis and to provoke emotions. Join Barbara Berrie from the National Gallery of Art as she shares how chemical analysis can help us appreciate their creativity and innovation that artists have used throughout the years.

This webinar is being provided to the public in celebration of National Chemistry Week. 

What You Will Learn

  • How the National Gallery of Art identifies pigments in art.
  • The range of colorants found and the overlap between arts and crafts.
  • Unexpected colorants used for art-making.

The Fine Print

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Barbara Berrie
National Gallery of Art

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Metropolitan Museum of Art     

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