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Pigment Analysis in Paintings: Titian, Velazquez, Rembrandt

I always enjoy have some idea of the kinds of pigments used to create a certain color, especially if multiple layers are involved.  I stumbled upon a website that has some nice presentations on this very topic.  As an example, Titian’s Bacchus and Ariadne.

The National Gallery Technical Bulletin: Titian after 1540

Technical Bulletin Volume 36

This special edition is dedicated to the study of Titian’s technique and style after 1540.

Also, here are the high resolution images referenced in the bulletin.

Titian: His Colors and Technique

My friend and colleague, the Classicist Paul Gwynne, called my attention to this documentary just a couple of weeks ago: he had it on VHS, but I would have to wait to see it.

Not known for my patience, I immediately searched YouTube… but didn’t find anything.

Well, nothing can cure mediocre research skills like a good case of insomnia.  Tonight (this morning), I found it:

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