De 10 a 12 de Julho de 2008 realiza-se na Universidade de Évora um congresso intitulado Colour 2008 - Bridging Science with Art.
Colour 2008 intends to approach colours from different perspectives: physics, chemistry,history, geology, archaeology, psychology, religiosity, symbolism and Conservation Restoration.
Colour can be taken either as a sensitive perception or as a physical phenomenon. But undoubtedly, colour is directly related to the chemical and structural properties of the materials. A coloured painting layer is a mixture of materials - pigments and binding media - their stability and hiding power being strongly influenced by the interactions of the chemical species within the mixture and their interactions with the surrounding environment. On the other hand, the use of colour in art is determined at least as much by personal inclinations and cultural context as by the pictorial materials at hand. And which were those materials? Where were they extracted and how were they prepared and applied? How do they deteriorate with time? How can they be studied and measured? Which are the advances in technology and analytical techniques concerning colour studies?
These are some of the questions that Colour 2008 wants to discuss.
Mais informações em http://www.ciul.ul.pt/~colour/.