Special topics in art history
Watch a painting demonstration to learn about the different properties of green pigments bound in egg tempera and those mixed with oil, and see how these were used to achieve very different effects in masterpieces from the National Gallery's collection. 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.
Want to join the conversation?
- what Minerals or plants would have been used to make different colors?(6 votes)
- Find a list of the mineral ones here: https://www.unearthedpaints.com/pages/earth-and-mineral-pigments
Find information about plant-based pigments here: https://apatternmakersprogress.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/natural-pigments/(8 votes)