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Samuel H. Kress Lecture: Barbara H. Berrie
Shimmery and Shiny: pigments used to depict light
Early modern artists desired mimetic effects, striving to depict glossy silk, reflective armor, or translucent flesh. Using analysis of pigments, this presentation seeks to question whether painters tried to exploit the optical qualities of pigments, such as lustre or transparency, to imitate the visible world.

Barbara H. Berrie is head of the scientific research department and senior conservation scientist at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. She provides scientific and technical support to all aspects of conservation and preservation of the National Gallery’s collections. She also studies history of use of artists’ pigments.

Mar 28, 2023 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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