Sunday, September 10, 2017

Period Pigments And Color Use

Cutting from Pope Innocent
VIII's service books.  
I've run into the color use question again. You know, "What colors were used when and where?" My blog post today will be short, but the blog question's answer could fill a book.

Instead, I'll give you a link to my 2013 class handout Period Pigments and Color Use. The lengthy handout is only a guide, a place to start.

Today's research into making the enlivening sumptuous manuscript colors divulges a diverse rainbow of hues derived from plants, minerals, and metals. I hope my guide encourages you to look deeper into the amazing colors displayed in illuminated manuscripts.


External Link:
Colour. The Art and Science of Illuminated Manuscripts