ATG Quirkies: The Alchemy of Color in Illuminated Manuscripts

Check out the web page for “The Alchemy of Color in Medieval Manuscripts.” It’s one of the current exhibitions at the Getty Center and will run until January 1, 2017. 

Examining the numerous images on the website reinforces the claim that “the sumptuous colors that enliven manuscript pages reveals a remarkably diverse “alchemical rainbow” of hues derived from plants, minerals, and metals.”

And don’t forget to view the video The Alchemy of Color and Chemical Change in Medieval Manuscripts:

(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)

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