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Offline Auryn

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Glowing paintings
« on: January 24, 2011, 10:24:35 AM »
I know this article is old but I don't know if it has already been posted or not.
I found it today looking for something else and I thought it was very interesting.

Basically the whole thing comes down to that they believe that Renaissance artists put glass dust in their paints so as to make their paintings glow and have that certain "light" about them

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9073035/ns/technology_and_science-science/
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Offline Anna Iram

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Re: Glowing paintings
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2011, 11:59:24 AM »
Interesting!  Wouldn't you love to visit a period artist shop and listen to them chat about what medium they use and what new techniques they were trying out?.  I had read a bit about how adventuresome the artists were and that I believe it was egg tempura that was used up to the time of the early renaissance. Egg drying rapidly was a problem so most likely that was the springboard to develop a better base. Hence the emergence of oil based colors.

...anyway, thanks for posting that. :)

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Re: Glowing paintings
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2011, 08:50:26 PM »
Fascinating!

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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2011, 01:18:05 AM »
That is really interesting!

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Re: Glowing paintings
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2011, 03:14:05 PM »
I know this article is old but I don't know if it has already been posted or not.
I found it today looking for something else and I thought it was very interesting.

Basically the whole thing comes down to that they believe that Renaissance artists put glass dust in their paints so as to make their paintings glow and have that certain "light" about them

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9073035/ns/technology_and_science-science/
 That is interesting ;D  This is like when I found out that the intense red panes of the rose windows in medieval churches is because the artisans added real gold to the glass. Amazing.  
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