Talk

Making Colour: Demonstration and Talk

28 Feb 2015

Event times

6.30 - 8.00pm

Cost of entry

£6, £4. Book at www.ticketsoxford.com or 01865 305305.

Arts at the Old Fire Station

Oxford, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Located immediately around the corner from Gloucester Green, Oxford's main bus and coach station
  • 7 minutes walk from Oxford Train Station

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Lecturer and artist James Heard, who presented this popular demonstration recently at the National Gallery, demonstrates the techniques of egg tempera, gilding and oil painting with examples from the old masters.

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Since the invention of the paint tube in 1841 artists have lost contact with the most basic materials of their craft. In the past painters ground their own colours on a slab, mixing either egg yolk or linseed oil with pigments.

But what are pigments? Reds came from cochineal beetles, blues from minerals such as the precious lapis lazuli and yellows from plants or coloured earths. Lecturer and artist James Heard, who presented this popular demonstration recently at the National Gallery, demonstrates the techniques of egg tempera, gilding and oil painting with examples from the old masters.

There will be plenty of time for questions.

http://www.oldfirestation.org.uk/event/making-colour-demonstration-and-talk/

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