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Making Purple: The Science of Art | National Gallery, London

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Visit the National Gallery's Scientific Department to see how the blue and red pigments traditionally mixed to make purple paint are analysed and identified. The methods used range from state-of-the-art electron microscopy to recreating historic methods for obtaining pigments. This film accompanies the National Gallery exhibition 'Making Colour' (18 June - 7 September 2014). More about the exhibition: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/making-colour Watch more on our Channel: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/channel
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