Wednesday, September 28, 2016

J. Paul Getty Museum Presents the Alchemy of Color in Medieval Manuscripts

CALIFORNIA---Today color is appreciated primarily for its aesthetic qualities, but during the Middle Ages it was also recognized for its material, scientific, and mechanical properties. The manufacture of colored pigments and inks used for painting and writing was part of the science of alchemy, the chemical transformation of matter. The Alchemy of Color in Medieval Manuscripts will be on view October 11, 2016 –January 1, 2017 at the J. Paul Getty Museum.