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  • Samia al-Kaslaania
    From another list. Samia ... Medieval Colors in Western and Islamic Manuscripts An Intensive Workshop by Cheryl Porter Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
    Message 1 of 1 , May 14 4:09 PM
      From another list. Samia

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      Medieval Colors in Western and Islamic Manuscripts

      An Intensive Workshop by Cheryl Porter
      Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

      Participants will study the history, chemistry and significance of
      pigments used by medieval artists, recreating a wide array of colors
      using traditional recipes, then painting with them to create a
      reference chart of samples. Earth colors, organic colors and mineral
      colors will be studied, along with the various binding media, such as
      gum and glair, used to carry the pigments and dyes. Moreover, the
      manufacture of lakes using simple chemical reactions will be
      demonstrated. Factors such as the geographical origin of raw materials
      and methods of preparation will be discussed in terms of their influence
      on the qualities of the resulting color. Analytical methods used to
      identify and
      differentiate between pigments will be briefly touched upon, along with
      the relative permanence/stability of various colorants.

      Cheryl Porter studied conservation at Camberwell College of Arts and
      Crafts and worked at the University College London Painting Analysis
      Unit. She was a Research Fellow at the UCL History of Art Department,
      working on medieval pigments and the techniques of medieval
      manuscripts. Ms Porter lectures and teaches throughout the UK, Europe,
      Australia and the United States, and is the director of the
      Montefiascone Project in Italy. She is currently Senior Conservator and
      Coordinator of Preservation and Conservation for the
      Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation at the National Library in Cairo.

      Tuesday, May 27 and Wednesday, May 28, 2008, 9:00 am-5:00 pm. A two-day
      intensive workshop. The morning session will consist in a lecture with
      slides in Radio and TV room 251, Indiana University, Bloomington. The
      lecture is open to all.

      The afternoon portion is the lab session (limited enrollment) preparing
      and painting with pigment colors in the Textiles Studio Fine Arts 230,
      Indiana University, Bloomington. There is a $100.00 fee. Please contact
      Jim Canary at 812-855-3183 or jcanary@... for more information.
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