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Alchemy’s Rainbow: Pigment Science and the Art of Conservation

Synopsis
Audio podcast. Art conservator Mark F. Bockrath, and art historian Elisabeth Berry Drago, discuss and show the messy and occasionally dangerous process of making paints from pigments and the transition to using paints from tubes. They explain how conservators preserve paintings and why alchemists were so important to painters in early modern times. [30 minutes].
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2014
Year of production
2014
Subjects
Art; Chemistry
Keywords
art history; conservation - art and architecture; pigments; paints

Online availability

URI
http://www.chemheritage.org/discover/media/distillations/188-alchemyapos;s-rainbow-pigment-science-and-the-art-of-conservation.aspx
Price
Free
Delivery
Streamed/Download

Credits

Producer
Mariel Carr
Contributor
Elisabeth Berry Drago; Mark F. Bockrath

Distributor

Name

Chemical Heritage Foundation

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