The Science of Making Colour

A new exhibition at the National Gallery is looking at the science of colour making...
23 June 2014
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An arch of colourful party balloons


The latest digital imaging techniques are literally throwing new light on the ingenious variety of materials that have been used over the centuries to create artists' paint pigments. A new exhibition at the National Gallery in London is looking at the history of colour making over time. Jane Reck has been finding out how preparations were given a helping hand with a state-of the art positioning easel that provides the ability to examine great works of art in unprecedented detail.


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