Painted Prints - The Revelation  of Color
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Christ Presented to the People

Learn about the pigments in this print from conservator Tom Primeau

The pigments used to color a painted impression of Albrect Dürer’s print Christ Presented to the People from the Large Passion were identified using an analytical technique known as X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF). The pigments identified on this print are the same as those that were commonly used by European artists during the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries.

Rollover the image and swatches to see details of the pigments and their chemical makeup.
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