Behind the colours of the Armenian artist: the devil is in the detail

13 January 2016 1.00pm 1.30pm


Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)


David Howell and Marinita Stiglitz, Bodleian Libraries


A wealth of ingredients from precious and poisonous minerals to unassuming plants and miniscule insects were transformed into pigments by the expert hands of Armenian artists who then used them to create lavishly illuminated manuscripts.

A range of sophisticated analysis and visual observations has helped to identify the pigments and to understand how these illuminated pages were made. The talk will include a live demonstration of a non-invasive method of pigment analysis.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A session. 


This event is free but places are limited so please complete our booking form to reserve tickets in advance.

This event is listed under: Lectures and talks; Free events
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