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UCLA: Pigments in Ancient Greek Painting & Medicine

Pigments in Ancient Greek Painting & Medicine: 
Ecology, Materiality and the Alchemical Laboratory
lecture by
Professor Ioanna Kakoulli, 
UCLA Department of Materials Science and Engineering 

Saturday, April 29, 2023
3:00 p.m.
306 Royce Hall, UCLA
Reception to follow

Through the scientific analysis of surviving Ancient Greek paintings, this lecture explores the material ecology and intrinsic optical, chemical and microstructural properties of pigments in Late Classical and Hellenistic painting and interrogates how these properties contributed to the paintings’ qualities, aesthetics and function and their technological association with ancient makeup and therapeutic substances, philosophy and early al(chemical) practices.

Ioanna Kakoulli, who will serve as Acting Director of the UCLA SNF Hellenic Center during 2023-2024, is a professor in the UCLA Department of Materials Science and Engineering with a joint appointment in the Archaeology Interdepartmental Degree Program and the UCLA/Getty Conservation Program.

Attendance is free but advanced registration is requested here.

For more details and parking information, please visit our website.

This program is supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).



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