Behind the colours of the Armenian artist: the devil is in the detail | University of Oxford

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

Speaker
David Howell, Marinita Stiglitz
Event date
Event time
13:00 - 13:45
Venue
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3BG
Venue details

Lecture Theatre (access via Blackwell Hall)

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

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.