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The Science of Art, Part 3: Pigments and the Science of Color

Date

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Time

04:30 PM–07:00 PM

The Science of Art, Part 3: Pigments and the Science of Color

In this series of four teacher workshops, Walters conservators, scientists, and educators explore the many connections between science and art. Each session will introduce participants to the examination techniques used by conservators and scientists in the care and treatment of works of art from the Walters’ collection. Register for the series and save!

This session will introduce participants to the chemistry and physics of pigments or colorants. Selected pigments will be illustrated with examples from the Walters’ collection, providing context for their use in the history of art. Pigments will be used as a point of departure to discuss oxidation and reduction reactions, acid-base chemistry, and the effect of optics on the perception of color. Participants will learn how to identify some of these pigments using simple investigative techniques from session 1.

Refunds will not be given if you are unable to attend the program for which you have registered.

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