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Making Purple: The Science of Art | National Gallery, London

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November 30, 2014

Visit the National Gallery’s Scientific Department to see how the blue and red pigments traditionally mixed to make purple paint are analysed and identified. The methods used range from state-of-the-art electron microscopy to recreating historic methods for obtaining pigments.

This film accompanies the National Gallery exhibition ‘Making Colour’ (18 June – 7 September 2014).

More about the exhibition:
http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/making-colour

Watch more on our Channel:
http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/channel

Category: Art Gallery