Medieval Pigments: Creation and Analysis

How did medieval artists source and create their pigments? What techniques and resources did they use? How can modern artists' techniques help us understand how medieval artists applied their paints? How can modern analytic equipment help us understand both pigments and techniques? This list of links provides some good starting points for exploring these questions.

 

Core Resources

Sourcing and Creating Inks and Pigments

Medieval Techniques for Drawing, Illumination and Painting

Medieval Pigment Recipes

Understanding Materials Analysis and Multispectral Photographic Investigative Techniques

Additional articles of interest

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